Steve's known as a boxing enthusiast and a life long suffering New York Jets, Mets, Knicks and Islanders fan. Some of Steve’s first memories as a child date back to him watching his pathetic New York Jets and Michael Jordan consistently torching his Knicks.
After moving down to Florida in the early ’90s, he grew up in Boca Raton, Fla., and attended Spanish River High School. After Spanish River, Steve attended Florida Atlantic University.
Steve’s also a well-known boxing blogger, contributor to The Queensberry Rules and member of Transnational Boxing Rankings Board. He has covered boxing since 2006.
Steve resides in Delray Beach, Fla.
He’s an avid New Jersey Devils fan and also roots for the Mets.
Canessa was also Sid’s only producer when he had a show on the old Shovio network — and was a co-host of the show regularly, and fill-in when Sid was unavailable.
He’s been a teacher (taught at St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, where he was also Bob Hurley’s PA Announcer) and has been a print journalist for 22 years. He also hosted his own show for three-plus years on Shovio and then DarpaTV (which Shovio became in 2012).
While he counts being at Shea Stadium for Games 6 and 7 of the 1986 World Series as great memories, he says Adam Henrique’s goal against the New York Rangers in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals for the New Jersey Devils is his all-time greatest sports moment.
Mardi Gras, the Delta Blues and Saints football were the backdrop for young Erik’s early childhood years.
In 1971, the Lengyel clan decided to relocate to sunny Hollywood, Fla.
This is where young Erik would grow up. As a teenager, Erik attended Hollywood Hills High, where he developed a passion for radio. Influenced by radio names such as Neil Rogers, Don Imus and Howard Stern, Erik began to pursue his radio journey.
In 1998, Erik attended Connecticut School of Broadcasting, turning his passion into a career.
In 1999 after a short stint with American Radio Services, Erik was hired by James Crystal Radio and has been there ever since.
After12 years of working with various hosts, Erik's defining moment was upon him.
In 2012, Sid Rosenberg joined the James Crystal Radio family as the morning host on 640 Sports. Along with Sid, Marc Eisenberg and Steve Zemach came along with the show. One final piece was missing. Two weeks into the show’s maiden voyage on 640 Sports, Lengyel joined the show as the technical producer, the position he holds currently today.