Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day KNXtravaganza with Bob Crane

Whether you're jumping through this Leap Day as though it were like any other day, or taking some time to do something a little off-beat and fun, we thought we'd hop along with a bit of hilarity ourselves!

KNX branded their number-one morning man Bob Crane as their KNXtrovert, and they couldn't have been more on target. Bob was born in 1928, which was also a Leap Year, and from Day One, he was full of energy. His school friends remember him as always smiling and quick with a joke, not to mention drumming on everything - from lockers to tables to chairs to desks! In every aspect of his career - whether it was radio, television, theatre, or film - he was driven toward success. Inside sources at KNX claim he would work at the station until late in the evening preparing for the next day's show, which began at 6:00 a.m. each morning. In a recent article by John Burgeson of the Connecticut Post, Bob's son Scott stated, "He was a workaholic, and I don't understand when he slept or ate... The amount of prep work he did for his shows was just amazing, preparing dozens of sound effects that he would play during the show."

Here's Bob during the 5th anniversary of his KNX Show, and he sings, hums, talks, drums, and jumps along to "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." Incidentally, if you haven't written a letter of support to the National Radio Hall of Fame Steering Committee, what are you waiting for?! Deadline is March 1, so submit your letter today! (Click here for details.)

"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"
The Bob Crane Show / KNX-CBS Radio - 5th Anniversary Show
February 15, 1960