Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bob Jacobs Passes Away

The name "Bob Jacobs" may not mean much to radio listeners in Cleveland, Akron or Canton.

But those living in Tuscarawas County will likely light up with instant recognition, for Jacobs had a long run at two radio stations in the Dover/New Philadelphia area.

His most recent radio home, country WTUZ/99.9 Uhrichsville, has announced that Jacobs passed away over the weekend.

Bob Jacobs had two long stints in radio in the Tuscarawas Valley.

According to the linked obituary, he came to WJER/1450-101.7 in 1968 to do mornings (and also as a time salesman), and then retired the first time 20 years later, in 1988.

After sitting away from the microphone for a while, Jacobs got back on the air two years later at WJER's then-new competitor, known on the air as "Z-Country". He retired from that station in 2001.

A memorial service will be held October 15th at Massillon's Paquelet Funeral Home...

1 comment:

Duke of DeLand said...

A Salute to an old friend.....

Bob and I worked together in Pekin, Illinois prior to his move to Ohio. He was Program Director, and I News Director of WSIV AM & FM.

His wife Joy and my then-wife Flo were friends, and after Bob and Joy moved to Ohio we journeyed out there to see them for a long weekend in 1968-9. Bob and I enjoyed Pancakes with peanut butter and syrup on them....HA!

We had many fun times on the radio, and enjoyed also lots of marvelous bakery goods most mornings at WSIV!

Paul "Duke" DeLand
Tampa, Florida