A broadcaster since 1966. Bob started in radio at CFJR in Brockville as a newscaster. He moved to Hamilton radio CHAM and in 1970 became newscaster and news director for Toronto radio station CKFH. In 1972 became CKVR’s news anchor, followed by news director, manager of news & public affairs of CKVR. In 1983 he was named Weather Specialist.
Bob has hosted or produced 25 telethons over the ensuing years, sat on Journalism Advisory Committees for four different Community Colleges and taught at one of them.
Recipient of the Dave Rogers Award from Canada’s Radio and Television News Directors’ Association for best feature of the year (2002) for “Bob’s Story: Life with Cancer.” In the summer of 2010 Bob was named the first Honorary Colonel of Base Borden’s Air Command Academy. This honour recognizes his love of flying and his longstanding support of the Canadian Forces. Bob was a military clerk medic in the RCAF from 1961 to 1964 finishing with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman.
What I love about my job
“I love being a broadcaster. I think I’ve known since I was four what I wanted to do. Santa Claus read my name on the radio and I was electrified. What a rush! Still is.”