Fw: The Real Bob Oakes.

Ted Larsen tlmedia@triad.rr.com
Mon Aug 3 06:00:08 EDT 2009

Hi did you get this? Not trying to be pushy, but I think it helps clean up 
the confusion folks had over "Bob Oaks." You can eliminate this text


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ted Larsen" <tlmedia@triad.rr.com>
To: "Donna Halper" <dlh@donnahalper.com>; "Dan.Strassberg" 
<dan.strassberg@att.net>; "Bob Oakes" <oakz@verizon.net>; 
Sent: Sunday, August 02, 2009 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: The Real Bob Oakes.

> 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" <dlh@donnahalper.com>
> To: "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>; "Bob Oakes" 
> <oakz@verizon.net>; <boston-radio-interest@lists.BostonRadio.org>
> 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 have...radio people 
>> do get around!

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