The Real Bob Oakes.

Ted Larsen
Sun Aug 2 16:55:10 EDT 2009

Yes, Bob Oakes #1 was on WEEI and Bob Oaks #2 was 'BZ PD.  He was boss for 
several years when Jack Pluntze was my news director.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna Halper" <>
To: "Dan.Strassberg" <>; "Bob Oakes" 
<>; <>
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: The Real Bob Oakes.

> At 04:20 PM 8/1/2009, Dan.Strassberg wrote:
>>For decades, I've been under the impression that the WBZ Bob Oakes and
>>the WBUR Bob Oakes are the same person. You are telling me that this
>>isn't so. But I could swear that I heard someone on 'BZ years and
>>years ago who went by the name Bob Oakes and who sounded just like the
>>WBUR Bob Oakes. Besides sharing the name, do the two of you also sound
> Actually, the Bob Oakes on WBUR had been on WEEI back when it was a news 
> station.  According to the Fitchburg Sentinel, the Bob Oakes on WBUR is a 
> graduate of Mt. Wachusett Community College (1974) and he came to WBUR 
> when WEEI changed format.  There is no mention on the WBUR bio nor on the 
> Sentinel story that he ever worked at WBZ, but he may people 
> do get around!

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