Until October 2002, Bob was one of the main announcers at Yorkshire Television at Granada Media Group’s northern transmission centre in Leeds; his voice was therefore also heard on Border, Granada and Tyne Tees Television.
Bob started his career in television at the BBC as a cameraman in the early 1970s. After working at Television Centre for a few years, he was seconded to BBC Radio London. In the late-1970s, he moved to Yorkshire Television in Leeds and worked as cameraman, researcher, promotions producer and, eventually, in the late-1980s became a continuity announcer, working with Redvers Kyle, Graham Roberts and John Crosse.
Bob also presented a weekly country music show on BBC local radio, and ran a full-time cinema since the 1980s – first at Pickering, and later in Wetherby. He is the author of over twenty books, including two on the history of roller coasters – and a number on the history of radio, including offshore pirate stations, Radio 270 and Radio Caroline North. He has also produced a detailed study of DJ Johnnie Walker’s contribution to pop radio –‘Johnnie Walker, Cruisin’ the Formats. In 2006, Bob opened a full-time station – 107.4 Tempo FM in Wetherby.
Video Clips on the Internet
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