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Men’s Rally Video

On February 12th, 2010, posted in: Special Events by

Bob was the narrator and host of a recent overview video developed for the Men’s Rally in the Valley, a Promise Keepers-style event on Saturday, May 8.

The DVD was used to introduce churches and sponsors to the Men’s Rally.

Clean Drop of the Puck?

On February 12th, 2010, posted in: Radio Memories by

steelhoundsWhile on Big 106.1, I got the chance to drop the puck at a Youngstown Steelhounds hockey game at the Chevrolet Center. I really didn’t slip and fall on the ice did I?

I have to wonder, because a few years earlier, I had the opportunity to throw out the first ball at a Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball game. It was a fast ball that I threw too hard and bounced five feet in front of the plate. How embarrassing!

Meeting Sandy Alomar

On February 12th, 2010, posted in: Radio Memories by

sandyalomarMy radio career has allowed me to meet some stars in baseball. For example, in 1999, I got the chance to interview Cleveland Indians All-Star catcher Sandy Alomar Jr.

A Hat from Bob “Gilligan” Denver

On February 12th, 2010, posted in: Radio Memories by

bobdenverWhen I was working the morning show on Oldies 93, one of our favorite guests was Bob “Gilligan” Denver who was in town for a promotion and stopped by the morning show.

He actually gave me the “Gilligan” cap that you see in the photo. I still remember Bob as Maynard G. Krebs on the 60s TV show, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”

Tom Hamilton – Voice of the Tribe

On February 12th, 2010, posted in: Radio Memories by

tomhamiltonI’ve also had the privilege of meeting some of the baseball stars of the broadcast booth. What a thrill it was to interview one of the best radio play-by-play broadcasters in the business, the voice of the Cleveland Indians, Tom Hamilton.

Getting Rocky Colavito’s Autograph

On January 3rd, 2010, posted in: Radio Memories by

colavitoBecoming a radio personality and DJ was not actually why I chose broadcasting as a career.  I became interested in radio because of my love of sports and listening to Cleveland Indian baseball games on a transistor radio growing up.

At the beginning of each new season, I would write to my heroes of the diamond and ask for an autographed picture. Things were a lot different in the 60s and I received many pics personally sent by the players. No one could knock The Rock, Indian right fielder Rocky Colavito.