Friday, November 06, 2015

Bob Quits Bob & Tom

They've been a radio duo for more than 25 years, but Bob chose his induction speech into the Radio Hall of Fame to drop the bombshell that he was leaving. I guess that's as an appropriate time as any. After the ceremony, the duo released a statement to the press...

Tonight at Bob and Tom’s induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, Bob Kevoian announced that he will retire at the end of this year. “When I was a teenager, I was a real smart ass,” Bob Kevoian said in his remarks to the National Radio Hall of Fame. “I didn’t get along with my Dad. And he said “if you continue this behavior, you’ll amount to nothing. But you will make it to the big mouth hall of fame.” I made it, Dad. I always thought you had to die or be retired for five years to be considered for any hall of fame. Thank god I’m not dead, but I am going to retire at the end of this year and walk away from the mic. Thank you for this great honor.” “It was a huge thrill to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame with my partner Bob,” said Tom Griswold. “He will always be a part of the BOB & TOM Show, and his presence will continue to be felt as we broadcast the show for many years to come”.

I know lots of people who have appeared on the Bob & Tom show over the years, and they report that the relationship between these two was a little odd, to say the least. They didn't exactly hang out together. But they were a very successful duo for many years and definitely deserve their induction into the Hall of Fame.

I guess it's just going to be the Tom show now.