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November 2005

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Former KDKA newsman John Haidar (correct spelling) died about 10 years ago of a heart attack. Although he had an acting career before he came to Pittsburgh in the late 1960s, he was not on “Soap.” Vic (November 30, 2005)

What became of KDKA radio newsman John Hadar. Prior to KDKA I think he was a regular on a TV Soap. MG of Key West, FL (November 30, 2005)

Regarding: http://www.pbrtv.com/jan163104.html, Mr. Eisenhauer lives in Maine and his son is now in college. (November 30, 2005)

I’m not a religious fanatic, but from time to time, I used to visit Channel 40 to see what was on one of their locally produced programs. I know that they have suspended production on most of them due to their commitment to “Pastor Greg.” I know they need money and have gone with commercials, but look at some of the products they are pitching! To go along with this, they now have their own locally produced infomercials. For what? Snake Oils! “Getting Together” used to be an enjoyable program with the mix of subjects and personalities, but now “Focus 4,” whatever that means, seems to have only foreign ministers and preachers as guests, who do nothing to hold the interest of watching the program. To top it all off, behind the scene employees are constantly on. They have no TV presence at all, no TV voice or personality, are boring in their presentations, and should just stay behind the scenes. Again, I know the station or ministry needs money to support its projects, but they are getting some bad programming advice, in my opinion. They need to get more “local” in their presentations, which would make them more interesting and might capture surfers like me once in a while. Contrary to Channel 40’s thinking, there is still a lot of “family” programming such as situation comedies, and movies on commercial TV. What they need is some “unique” programs, which they once had. (Forget the pitches for Oils, Creams, and Pills. You are ruining your integrity, fleecing the people, and turn anyone with common sense totally off! It might be good money, but you are compromising your reputation.) Mike Smalley (November 30, 2005)

Eric, You and your readers may already know this, but if you life west of Pittsburgh, you can hear Bob and Tom on 93.3FM WNCD out of Youngstown, OH. The station reminds me a lot of the old WRRK. They even boradcast on the web. I didn’t like the old WRRK and I really don’t like this new BOB FM, but I thought it was worth passing this note along to anyone incase they wanted to try and get Bob and Tom. Thanks! Chris. (November 30, 2005)

Found your website. Very exciting. From 1969 to 1971 I was a reporter and news anchor at KDKA radio. Also was at WJAS until moving to WWJ-TV (now WDIV) in Detroit. Later at WBBM-TV Chicago. On television journalism staff of Columbia College Chicago since 1979, and Vice President of Cavalcade Communications Group, Inc, Chicago, a television and radio production company. Roger Schatz (November 30, 2005)

Hi Eric I too stumbled onto your site searching (and hoping) for some kind of revival for the real WRRK. I really miss Bob and Tom. I can’t imagine what the station was thinking when they let them go. Has there been any word on what kind of feed back the new format has received? I have banned the new Bob FM and know several others who have done the same. (November 30, 2005)

Pittsburgh’s local full time 24/7 internet only radio station at http://www.wrtro.com, (WRTRO) “Retro 24.7 Radio – 60’s & 70’s” has just celebrated it’s 5th anniversary. An added programming note, the station will not be programming their annual 48 hour non stop “Christmas At Home” music special this year. According to their media information e-zine web page, “The New Deja’vu.” The holiday special has broadcast on the station for the past 4 years. This year station management has decided to no longer broadcast the special due to the very large, crowded market of full time Christmas formatted music radio stations, terrestrial, satellite as well as internet stations. So for those radio listeners that find that their favorite music stations format has been temporarily replaced with full time Christmas music for the holiday season. (WRTRO) “Retro 24.7 Radio” will be keeping with their current 60’s and 70’s format through the holiday season. Starting on December 18th they will be mixing some 60’s and 70’s Christmas music into their format. The mixing of Christmas music will last from December 18th through Christmas day. (November 28, 2005)

Since the morning I tuned in for my 1.5 hours of laughter I have been waiting to vent my spleen on the authors of the format change at WRRK. Never have I been so close to “road rage” as the morning I tuned in to hear “the birth of Boob.” I tried the next A.M. in hopes that S.I.D.S. had afflicted “Boob.” WHERE AND WHEN IS BOB AND TOM??? I tune in from 3WS and assorted other stations to hear whether you have regained your senses. So far. No luck. I will continue monitoring Boob so that I can get a handle on his, her, it’s sponsors. I will use the info to let them know that I will go out of my way to avoid purchasing anything from them or their affiliates. I will also attempt to influence anyone who will listen. I would be remiss in not mentioning Battle-Nini. I enjoy them on my return trip. So Boob. Don’t go away mad, just go away. Steve Owens (November 28, 2005)

I usually like to listen to Jack, Carol and Chris on WJAS for my drive in the morning but like something a bit more my age for the drive home. Pittsburgh has lacked a really good format, but I tried bob fm the other day. The format is really diversified but not annoying, but IT SOUNDS LIKE A FRIGGIN’ MUSAK!!! They need to hire some local talent and get Pittsburgh in the mix as soon as they can. (November 24, 2005)

I just want to check in & let others know that I am out of WRRK. Not too many others have reported it for 1 reason or another, but thanks to R&R for getting the word out. All Access never posted the news nor did the local papers, but I am out of WRRK. I am looking for either PT or FT work & can be reached at (412) 835-6578 or Jbpfab@aol.com. Thanks….. Peace, John Pfab/ex-WRRK morning show producer/sports/weekend on-air talent (November 24, 2005)

Eric, Kurt Russell, former all-night DJ on KDKA in the 1960s, passed away on April 18, 1979 at the age of 49. (November 17, 2005)

hey eric just wanted to let you know I have listened to both jack and bob fm both of them stinkI read a lot of of complaints about rrk changing my question is where are all of those dedicated WOMP FM listener is there another web site that is like yours or do you have another site that covers Ohio stations any help would be greatly appreciated THANK YOU Cliff H. Wood (November 16, 2005)

Since this is the second “change” in 96.9 in less than a year, and some personalities are gone, any idea whatever became of Judge and Bonnie on the older 96.9 that changed last year. Thanks! Terry (November 16, 2005)

Eric’s Response: While PBRTV was under the watch of my assistant, he found a story about Bonnie who has been doing some volunteer work in association with her church. The story can be found in theMcKnight Journal.

Hi Eric, Many many years ago I was lucky enought to land a part time job as a janitor at a small daytime radio station in Hazleton,PA.After all the cleaning was done I got a chance to play with the control board since the sttaion was off the air by then.My dreams of becoming a DJ were finally realized when our most popual announcer came down with a case of the hives.I was the only other person who knew how to work the control board! That lead to some 6 years of DJ work at one station or another,a move into news and then on to TV where I’ve ben a reporter with WYOU TV in Scranton for the past 25 years.The guy who got the hives and,thus,got me on the air,was Ralph Lockwood,a fellow Hazleton native.I came accorss a web site which suggested that Ralph was working at a station in Pittsburgh. Yes? No? If so where and do you have a contact address? Thanks for your assistance! (November 15, 2005)

Eric, I was thrilled this weekend when I was about 20 miles south of Youngstown and was able to get BOB clearly. I thought it was great. A friend and I were out running errands and listened for about a half hour. I am a fan. We need BOB or JACK in Youngstown. I think BOB reminded me of WFFM the long time precursor to WRRK. But whether it works or not, the fact is that while there are some vocal adamant listeners, the numbers just weren’t there. It’s gone. Move on. Like the country song says, Life is about change, nothing ever stays the same. Scott Baird (November 14, 2005)

Hi Eric, I just want to say that I really dislike BOB FM a lot. It’s annoying to hears such a hodge-podge kludge of mismatched songs on the same station. Based on what I’ve read on yes.com of what they’ve played on Bob, I like most of the songs. But it’s jarring to hear them jammed together the way they are. If I’m in the mood for classic rock, that’s what I’m in the mood for. I don’t want to hear disco. If I’m in the mood for disco music, then I tune in a station that plays disco music. I’m willing to bet a small sum of money that Bob-FM will do better in the ratings for one or two books, then will tank to even lower than WRRK’s ratings used to be. The novelty factor will give the station a quick burst of ratings, but the novelty factor will wear off quickly. (November 14, 2005)

Just found this website and I’m thrilled. Hope it will continue for a long time. I’m living in Key West, FL but I was raised in the Greensburg area. Spent many nights listening to Pittsburgh radio with my Motorola transistor. One of my favorite DJ’s was on KDKA overnight – Kurt Russell who went on to Chicago. If you have any info on his current location I would like to know. Thanks Michael Gaudiano (November 13, 2005)

Hi Eric, I just want to say that I enjoy the new BOB FM a lot. It’s nice to be able to hear all kinds of variety on one radio station. I noticed looking at the yes.com playlist for star 100.7, they are adding about 1 or 2 songs an hour from the 70’s. Do you think star is doing that to try and compete with BOB FM? Thanks, Todd (November 12, 2005)

I happened upon your website while searching for some glimmer of hope that WRRK would be coming back. (I’ve listened to 97 since “back in the day” when it was Magic 97 with the Saturday morning show sponsored by Beacon Auto.) They had the best classic rock in the Pittsburgh market (unlike 93.7, 102.5, and everyone else who has come and gone’s versions of rock). We went through this “scare” around last Christmas when the format was sketchy for a month or two, but everything seemed to work out — for a while. Could that happen again? My “scan” button is getting a workout in the meantime. I’m happy to see that responses to this site are pretty much against Bob — at least someone around here has some sense! Jeff H. (November 12, 2005)

Hello My name is Stephanie McElrath. I live in Greensburg Pennsylvania. I wrote to pbr tv before about my feelings about b-94 changing in June of 04. Now I’m writing my feelings to vent about loosing wrrk. First of all I’m livid because I am totally visually impaired. I can’t read print I’m totaly interested in radio. I’m quite tired of people complaining about why I care so much about my favorite radio stations and to everyone else they’re just stupid immaterial things such as th jocks loosing their jobs. My question is I want to know if anyone knows where everyone from wrrk like Mike Webber, Steve the man rohen, etc all are? I’m also angry because everyone at wrrk treated me very nicely and just because I have a physical disability I was treated no differently than anyone else. Also I’m angry because everyone there was very nice to me and I don’t fair their kindness results in blowing out their jobs. Also this is the second station I’ve lost since I lost my other favorite radio stations of wrrk and b-94. I’m frustrated because I’m tired of finding radio stations I like and nice jocks and then they’re always gone. I mean I know Bob and Tom aren’t local people but I want to know and wonder where everyone else who is local is. THanks for listening to my opinions and feelings about everything (November 12, 2005)

I really don’t like this BOB radio at all. I miss Bob and Tom who always had an interesting twist on current events. I miss Battle Ninni afternoons; they often had callers who made me laugh; they joked about Steve Rohan; they went to Steelers’ events; they were real people. Apparently I’m in the minority, and most people like total anonymity; I prefer something more personal that I can connect to. Maybe all those comments on the “f” word being unedited will get to the “airwaves police” and BOB will slowly die in Pittsburgh. (November 10, 2005)

I’ve read all the negative comments about the new WRRK “BOB FM” format. I guess I’m the only Pittsburgher who actually likes the new BOB FM format. I miss the DJs a little, but I really like the variety of music. They are playing songs that I haven’t in years. (I’m in my mid-40’s so many of these songs go back to my younger days.) The radio station I used to listen to the most before BOB FM was STAR 100.7, but I got tired of STAR 100.7 playing the same songs all day long. (I like STAR 100.7’s Flashback Fridays though.) I’d like to hear if there are other Pittsburghers out there who like the new WRRK format. Donna (November 10, 2005)

Hello, Eric … Bob & Tom air mornings on Clear Channel’s WNCD-FM 93.3 in the Youngstown market. Its 50,000-watt signal reaches the North Hills (presumably before it is obliterated between WRKZ-FM 93.7 and WLTJ-FM 92.9, the latter coincidentally a sibling of former Bob & Tom affiliate WRRK-FM 96.9). From what I gathered, Bob & Tom seemed to be a cleaner (if I can use that term) version of Howard Stern. Then again, I prefer information on the way in to work. If I really need humor I can turn to Jack Bogut on WJAS-AM 1320 (or to Rose putting Jim Quinn in his place on WPGB-FM 104.7, but that’s another story.) By the way, BOB FM resembles a haystack where you have to look long and hard for the needles of good songs. (My nephew and I disagree about what constitutes good songs, but I think we agree about the haystack analogy.) Pat. (November 10, 2005)

Eric, Many people are bitching about not being able to hear Bob and Tom anymore. Here in Cranberry Twp. I can pick up CD 93.3 from Youngstown and Bob and Tom are on there in the a.m. I just don’t know what the coverage area is beyond my neck of the woods. I never really cared about how far Bob and Tom or CD 93.3 could be heard as long as I am able to hear Quinn and Rose in the a.m. and K-ROCK and The X the rest of the day. Scott (November 10, 2005)

It’s a shame that WTAE would run Jerry Martz out of town. Why the heck was he taken from AM show to 100% weekends…Did management shoot at a dart board in order to shuffle weather guys? or is it beacause of the ethnic audience WTAE wants to target with the new guy? Martz has what may have been the best shot at head position at WTAE…It’s a shame, he was the only weather guy that had the education ( it seemed) and hometown “guy” to keep me watching…and I probably won’t be now…Good Luck Jerry! and thanks for all the hard work here in the Burgh! (November 10, 2005)

Eric’s Response: I don’t know that ‘TAE is actually running Jerry out of town so much as he decided to find something that fit his talent…and rightfully so! I am truly surprised that the same thing didn’t happen with Stephen Cropper when they pulled the same stunt with him.

Eric, I concur, I also heard the Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day on Bob-FM the other day, and they left the “F” bomb go unedited. This station really is a Star-100 rip off. Scott (November 9, 2005)

I was shocked to see how many people are unhappy with BOB.fm. I ALWAYS listen to CD’s because I don’t like anything on the radio-until I discovered BOB.fm. It is the perfect mix of music for me!! I was an instant fan! Toni D, Bethel Park (November 9, 2005)

Eric, the ratings numbers published by Radio & Records, All Access, and other sites are always 12+ total-week audience shares. These are usually the only numbers released to the public. Those of us in the radio business tend to refer to them as the “ratings,” even though they are in fact shares, and there are also many other “ratings” which are derived from Arbitron data. If the numbers are something other than 12+ shares, as with Adrian McCoy’s article on the top Pittsburgh stations and top morning shows with adults 25-54, they are generally labeled as such. Regards, C.I. (November 9, 2005)

I’d like to report a crime. BOB FM stole all my cd’s (I have over 2000) and is actually playing them on the radio! Wait a minute, That’s a GOOD thing! I have a wide variety of rock, pop, country, R&B and classic. I am very pleased with the playlist and random but not “too random” variety. A note to all the people that are grumbling about losing Classic Rock on WRRK 96.9 FM: I miss it too but I’m sure you still have all that music on LP, 8-Track, cassette. Make a mix tape or CD and get back too work. When you retire, you can move to Florida with the rest of the snowbirds, and find a Classic Rock ONLY station that might play a /Slightly /different 50 Songs over and over and over……*Variety is the spice of life. Keep up the Great work BOB FM!* (November 9, 2005)

Seems to me, the music being played on the “Jack” & “Bob” stations is the same music that has been being played on WLSW-FM during the daylight hours for years. I guess Stan Wall has been ahead of the curve for a long time. Now if he would just get rid of that inane “Jukebox” of oldies and go back to live DJ’s playing oldies, he could complete the curve. Mike Smalley (November 9, 2005)

BOB SUCKS!! I can heard that kind of dumb music on numerous stations in the Pittsburgh area. Bob and Tom provided some laughter in the a.m. which is much needed while traveling the bumpy roads of Pittsburgh. What jerk got this brain fart to change formats? Thanks WRRK-FM!! Ex-listener! joe glath jr. (November 9, 2005)

Obviously WRRK is going jockless and totally staff-less as well… IN three different airplays of Green Day’s single “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” over the last few days, the “F” word that appears in the later part of the song is left intact with no sign of being dumped, bleeped, played backwards, and so on and so forth. You would think that the “unedited” version would have been caught and pulled in favor for the radio edit by now, but nobody has apparantly paid attention to what is being dropped in on the station because the same song with the same “F” bomb is still being played… Not that I’m uptight white suit that spends his time complaining about what comes out of Howard Stern’s mouth, but in this day and age where anytime Howard does something remotely funny … err against FCC regs, he gets fined within hours of said infraction….but a small hole in the wall radio station in a minor market city can get away just about scot-free with letting a “F” bomb get on the air. Just my thought, I guess (November 8, 2005)

Eric – I appreciate your links to Radio & Records for ratings updates. I’ve searched their website – carefully, I think – and did not discover whether the results posted are actually ratings or shares. As satellite radio becomes more prevalent, a station’s share of a market (terrestrial stations) could improve while its ratings decline. R&R did not reply to an e-mailed inquiry. Thanks for any help. Bill Davies – North Haven, CT (November 7, 2005)

Eric’s Response: I believe it is ratings…share is usually done by percentages I believe. I may be wrong.

I’ve been working in broadcasting continuously for 16 years, half in radio, half in TV. I’ve been through many programming and format changes and I’ve found one common truth: If jumping to judgement were an Olympic event, radio listeners and television viewers would win the gold, hands down. Sorry to say that, but it is fact. Now I’m not going to say voicing your concerns of changes to your TV and radio stations is a bad thing (we do want to know the results of the changes), but do not become angry with the person answering the phone. Please speak to them with a profession tone of voice. When they transfer you the “bullpen” voicemail (a place to put you because the program director’s line is already busy from the first 5 people on line), you may rant and rave any way you wish. But, believe it or not, stations do welcome your comments. Now, I realize that viewers and listeners start developing habits to the shows they watch and the music they listen to. But what is commonly forgotten is while radio and TV stations are in the business to entertain, inform, and provide public service, it is still a business, like Giant Eagle or Wal-Mart. If a station is losing money on a format, ratings are low-to-nonexistant, sees an opportunity to go after a competitor (Target vs. Walmart), or finds a niche in the market to be filled, a change will occur. Often with little or no warning. But, if any consolation, it’s usually well researched beforehand. No station is just going to dump anything on the air. Scott Bryant (November 4, 2005)

could you tell me where I can find the most recent rating for radio stations in Pittsburgh, PA? I’m curious to see the top 10 morning radio shows. Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give me. (November 4, 2005)

Eric’s Response: You can find the 12+ ratings here. The top five morning shows among 25-54 were listed in the Post-Gazette.

I just wanted to see if you could shed some light on why the Bob and Tom show is no longer on WRRK 96.9? I usually listen to them in the morning during my long commute to work and have almost wrecked my car trying to find a station with their show on it. My mornings are not complete unless I can laugh before the long hard day ahead. PLEASE, PLEASE, I BEG YOU……HELP!!!!! I need the Bob and Tom fix prior to work!!! Thanks, A very avid listener. (November 3, 2005)

Eric’s Response: Very simple. Often times when stations change formats, all programming associated with the prior format is tossed. The station may run 100% jock-free for a while as the change tends to happen pretty fast. Bob & Tom may not fit in with the new format or, more likely, they weren’t picking up enough ratings to keep them on the air.

Eric: Such a shame about Bumper Morgan. I used to see Glen at AFTRA mettings in the mid-80s and early 90s. He was a fabulous air talent and a nice man. Ed (November 3, 2005)

This might sound stupid in a way but, my grandparents brought something to my attention. They told me since ALL of the local news stations have the time and temp on the bottom of the screen during the news they were telling me if the local channels will have an indicator showing the date. I know it is on the morning and afternoon news casts but, they told me to write to you to see if the channels will see if they will put the date on the tv 24/7. I know the elderly are pretty dependant on their dates and all… I thought this MIGHT be a good feture to put on the stations… Thank you, Ryan (November 3, 2005)

Eric’s Response: The date might be something that they put on at the beginning of the newscast (ala 20/20 and Dateline). But I don’t know how they could possibly put anything else on screens already loaded with everything else.

Just an FYI while cruising through Blog about Bob. WRRK has been a great Classic Rock station for the past 15 yrs or so. There were fans out there who are certainly Classic Rock junkies. But unfortunately, these and other so-called fans of the station never filled out an Arbitron diary…saying how much they love WRRK and listen to it 24/7. No matter what WRRK did to market the station or the jocks, no matter how great the promotions were that attracted people to listen…no matter what the company did to make the station better, everybody continued to write down WDVE and more recently K-Rock down on their Arbitron diaries. Unfortunately, radio stations live by this arbitrary ratings system. This faulty system and the lack of true support could only lead to one and only (yet tragic for the listener) business decision. How long would any of you stay in business when you are not profitable? Advertisers abandoned the WRRK when K-rock came to town…and most fell into questionable advertising deals set up by the two major corporate radio entities. Bob is new to Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh is tough on change. Please don’t take it out on Bob because nobody truly supported WRRK…it’s not his fault. WRRK was always considered the red-headed stepchild of Pittsburgh airwaves, whether you choose to believe it or not. / I apologize to all of those readers who are red-headed and may have taken offense./ (November 3, 2005)

I just need to vent….. BOB FM really SUCKS!!! I want back the good ol’ classic rock. If I wanted to listen to what they are playing… well I would listen to Star 100 or something else. Its just very disappointing and frustrating. I am not a big fan of WDVE either so now what station do I have to listen to. Thanks for listening 🙂 Paula P. (November 3, 2005)

CBS made the call to not show the begining of the game. I am a Bills fan and I was really unhappy. RETT FUHRMAN (November 3, 2005)

Eric’s Response: Sorry…

Here’s another person who isn’t happy about the switch to Bob’s Radio! Why is it that every time Pittsburgh gets something good, we have to change it? RRK was such a welcome relief to DVE. They didn’t play the same 40 songs. Now they say they play more than 40. Except they sound like every other station out there! Where do I go to hear classic rock? DVE – I don’t think so. I knew something was very wrong when they got rid of Judge. Bring him back! Please! K (November 3, 2005)

PBRTY I have an very old picture of my father playing in a band. Maybe back in the 20s, He the only one that I know in the picture. They played blue grass music on WNBO. tHE BAND only had 4 guys. The picture show them broadcasing on WNBO that’s how I found this site I was born in the 40, so I didn’t readly know too much about my dad. He played on the steel guitar which I still have.and the picture. His name was William Anson Hildebrand. I wish I knew more about his band. Thank You,,, Gingersnaps. (November 2, 2005)

So, is there anything the disappointed fans can do to assist WRRK in returning to the line-up they had instead of the new, yet, totally not improved, Bob FM? I can’t believe, as suggested in your blurb, that the intent of this change was to make trouble for 100.7. If fans had wanted that prior to this change, we would have listened to that. If nothing can be done and since this almost seems to be a dead-of-the-night decision on WRRK’s part, I’ll watch for whatever information you receive concerning the whereabouts of the “former” WRRK DJ’s and syndicated shows. In the meantime, guess I go back to The X in the mornings and DVE in the afternoons. This is such a disappointment. (November 2, 2005)

Eric’s Response: I don’t think it’s the intent as much as it is the possibility. There is also the possibility that some of the RRK airstaff will remain with the station. Time will tell. And no…there is nothing a listener can really do at this point…not yet.

What the hell? I want WRRK and Bob & Tom back! (November 2, 2005)

I like the way BOB is set up with the variety of types of music….but my morning drive to work did not wake me up in the least….PLEASE bring back the Bob and Tom show in the am. I need to be able to laugh at the start of the day! lol Thank you! (November 1, 2005)

Eric’s Response: Oh…a new member of the “Eric O’Brien is responsible for all format changes” club.

Hey all NO MORE BOB AND TOM!!! I am moving to Indiana Pa!! or at least Johnstown PA!! This is only the normal thing that gets me going in the morning.. That is probably the only decent station that plays good music. Unless you want to listen to top 40 or country.. it could be worse.. it could turn into a country station!! Or well .. I know there are a lot of bob and tom fans that are mad!!.. there were a lot of people that waited along time to listen for them to come to Pittsburgh.. and now Poof!! Gotta love Pittsburgh radio gone to hell!! I just hope someone picks up bob and tom! Joe (November 1, 2005)

Eric’s Response: Don’t hold your breath.

Bob FM sucks big time. While I was no big fan of Bob and Tom–their laughter at their own jokes was a gagger–this new version of “valium of the airwaves” proves once again that Pittsburgh is no home to creative radio programming…excepting of course for that Radio Nine show on WRCT 88.3 FM Saturdays. Give me more Flap Jackson mornings from 6am to 9am every morning, afternoon and weekends on the Big Frog 109.9 FM. Hits from the 60’s, 70’s,80’s.90’s yesterday, today and tomorrow with time on the nines.

Eric’s Response: Radio 9? Whoever heard of that?

Hi Eric, I just wanted to let you know 96.9 RRK finally changed their format to 96.9 Bob FM we play anything from the 60’s-today. I think this was a long overdue change due to the bad ratings for RRK. I’m surprised Steel City Media beat Infinity Thanks, Todd (November 1, 2005)

Wow, people who live near the West Virginia border are lucky. We get the privilege of seeing who is better – JACK (WOMP-FM) or BOB (WRRK-FM). Although WRRK hasn’t updated their website yet to show the change, www.battlenene.com had this a message. Check out the site. I enjoyed BattleNene, and can’t wait to hear them again. In the meantime, I’ll have the flip back and forth between Bob & Jack and see who plays Donnie Iris or the Clarks first. -Pete (November 1, 2005)

You may know this by now, but this morning (11/1) instead of Bob & Tom WRRK had BOB-FM – we play anything. They proceeded to play Johnny Hates Jazz, Deep Purple, CCR, Prince, Aerosmith, and Murray Head. (November 1, 2005)