He made it a good stretch, Jack. Nine decades, no small feat.
Was thinking about WOWO last night actually, wondering if any of their old broadcasts from when they were a strapper are available. Were they one of the original clear channel power houses? I know the came into the hills of Vermont quite nicely at night.
May he rest in peace -
Yes, Todd, WOWO was truly a powerhouse (50KW directional NE at night). I believe they were protecting a station on the west coast, so they weren't truly "clear channel". They were, however, one of the best known and widely listened to stations in the country. Being in the Fort Wayne area all of my life, I grew up listening to them.
Bob Sievers was just a super nice fellow, who was genuinely sincere in everything he said and did. I remember one time when he spoke at our local radio club banquet....he could just hold an audience spellbound and make them feel like personal friends of his. He will be missed, but certainly fondly remembered.
Check at the WOWO site, they may have old recordings available.
73, Jack, W9GT