Bob has returned to his roots in public radio, hosting music on Classical HQR 92.7 and 102.3 every Tuesday through Friday from 8 to noon. He continues programming HQR's weekday classical music service, analyzing programs and available audience research, and supervising the news, operations, and on-air staff.
Bob began his public radio career at the University of South Florida, hosting classical music, jazz, and producing Morning Edition. From Tampa, he went on to WCBU (Bradley University) in Peoria, Illinois, then to WFDD (Wake Forest University) in Winston-Salem. Bob reported to WHQR for his first tour of duty as program director in 2006, returning as Morning Edition host in 2010. He has worked in nearly every area of public radio, from audio engineering to news.
Bob writes about the arts for Star-News Media. Since 2009 he has appeared with Opera House Theatre Company in roles including Tony in Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, for which he won a Star-News Wilmington Theater Award for best actor in a musical, Bock & Harnick's She Loves Me, and as Javert in Les Miserables. Bob's is one of the voices on children's iPhone applications for Once Upon An App, and he has provided the museum narration for exhibits in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and several sites in North Carolina.
Bob was born in Kermit, Texas, and grew up on Isle of Hope near Savannah, Georgia. His children, Ben and Julia, are his pride and joy.