Born 1940 in Western Pennsylvania.
High School graduate and product of Midwestern Broadcasting School (Chicago, Illinois) First job in radio: WKPA, New Kensington, Pa. (Age 19)
Veteran of 4,000 high school games involving football, basketball, ice hockey, soccer, wrestling, marathons and yes, one bocci game.
I worked some college football with Pitt and Penn State and had the pleasure of having NFL Hall Of Famer Sam Huff as my color man in one of the games.
Most of my high school games were on Cable TV, but my early career had me going everywhere for local radio. I broadcast title games from Forbes Field and Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Also, I've broadcast a half-dozen Pennsylvania title games, including games at Pittsburgh's Mellon Arena and Hershey Park, Pennsylvania.
I worked some 5 years at KQV News Radio in Pittsburgh, Pa. as a weekend newscaster. I'm semi-retired and still doing some radio sales for the world's first radio station: KDKA, Pittsburgh, Pa. Among my off-air achievements, I can honestly say I have an F.C.C. First-Class Operator's License. I'm involved in many community events: I am chairman of a local sports hall-of-fame and was toastmaster of each induction ceremony for the first 43 years. 17 consecutive years as master-of-ceremonies for a local Junior Miss Pageant.
Numerous times I served as toastmaster of local high school sports dinners.
I've been the voice of many local and Pittsburgh-area business radio and TV commercials.
I had the pleasure of writing short stories for a syndicated series of programs about life in the press box, Notre Dame football and professional golf.
I also had the pleasure of working with coaches Joe Paterno and Johnny Majors. My first syndicated radio series involved hosting a show with Steeler quarterbacks Terry Bradshaw and Terry Hanratty in 1970. I worked with Paul Hornung, Jim Crowley (last of the 4 horsemen) and the late Ray Scott who labored as play-by-play broadcaster for the Green Bay Packers. I also worked on radio shows with the late Bob Prince. I must also include my association with Sam McDowell, former major leauge flamethrower for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates.
I still do some writing and enjoy hosting a weekly sports talk show on cable TV. My behind-the-mike work still involves weekly high school football and basketball games on cable. If your business could use a strong voice to deliver your product line, give me a call. I could use the loose change. I'm non-union and my rates are most reasonable. To hear an audition sample, click on the microphone at the top of the page.
58 years in broadcasting
Bob's Sports History & Nostalgia Radio Show WAVL 910 AM Dial Saturdays 9:30 am