is a born and raised Grand Rapidian and has lived here his whole life. Bob grew up on the west side of town ("where the Kingtones, Quests, and Ruth and the Footsteps lived within walking distance") and now lives in beautiful downtown Grandville with his lovely wife Kathy, and 3 dogs. Bob has four children and seven grandchildren... all living in the Grand Rapids area.
Bob's love of music and radio stems from his father as he starred on a pre WOOD radio show back in the '30s. Bob's father was part of a music duo the "WASH Twins" on WASH radio 1300, which was the call letters of WOOD radio back in the '20s and the '30s. The WASH twins played live music and sang songs of the day on the radio. "I knew I was in love with radio when I was a small boy. I'd listen to radio and knew every song on the air while growing up."
Bob has been on the air on Grand Rapids radio since he was sixteen. "I loved doing Top 40 radio and started when I was sixteen on WMAX 1480 AM ... Now I'm back on WGVU 1480 AM!!" These are songs I played on the air as a kid in radio ... this is the music we grew up with!" Prior to doing a weekend show on Real Oldies, Bob was on the air at WFGR Classic hits and WFGR Oldies, WOOD-FM, and WODJ Radio. In the 60's and 70's Bob was on WLAV and WGRD in their Top 40 days.
When Bob is not having fun on the radio, he likes working his other job in computers, listening to his old time radio shows ... "Jack Benny is my favorite! I'm so much like him.", enjoying my family, Ham Radio, lap swimming, jogging and aerobic walking.