Bob Roberts: on the right track

Bob Roberts has been a reporter for several years at WBBM Newsradio, and he talks about covering stories, violence in Chicago (1974 was the worst year), being a reporter with City News Bureau; his passion for trains; how he got into radio and news; being on the air at WIUS Radio at Indiana University and even WNUR Radio (Northwestern); being a music DJ and doing news at WMET, WDHF, and WMAQ; reporting news on WYEN with his biggest exclusive ever: John Wayne Gacy; working in New York at 1010 WINS; the collapse of WMAQ and road to WBBM; being a “reporter not repeater”; how he quickly puts together news stories and how he ensures accuracy; Stew Cohen's book about WYEN, where Bob was "Frank Rhodes", working at the Associated Press, and more. Bob also had a cameo in a video I made featuring Lisa Fielding at WBBM.

Click the link below to play, or download it by right-clicking (on a PC) or holding down the CTRL key and clicking on it (for Mac).


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