Channel 4 Marathon coverage

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Thu Apr 3 23:04:28 EDT 2008

Bob Steele is the only man whos ever been able to SELL advertising
before/after the pattern change!

When he passed away, WTIC dropped their carrier for like 30 seconds in his

Paul Walker

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 9:52 PM, Donald A. <> wrote:

> --- Dan Billings <> wrote:
> > I've never understood how Bob Lobel lasted in Boston
> > to begin with.  What am
> > I missing?
> Ouch!
> Well, if I remember correctly, Bob Lobel could make
> sports interesting for the non-sports fan (women?) and
> yet still had the respect of the die-hards.  He had a
> good sense of humor and had such good chemistry with
> Liz Walker for all those years.  I think he had a
> lighthearted good natured way about him that endeared
> him to many.  Plus that "boy next door" looks.  That's
> my $.02
> I think that thought gets expressed whenever someone
> gets entrenched into a market for a long time like
> Lobel.  There are new people, new generation,
> etc...that don't feel the same connection with the
> legendary host.  I always felt this with Dave Maynard
> and Carl Desuze.  I never understood their appeal.
> I remember when I lived in Hartford, people told me
> Bob Steele on WTIC was the big morning show in
> Hartford.  I couldn't wait to listen....but my
> response was...."huh"?  Anyone else ever hear him?
> This is a guy who announced the antenna pattern
> change!  And got a 20 share!

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