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WTIC's Bob Steele in 1980


"We're often asked what training is necessary to become an announcer. Here's Bob's answer: Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1911; school, then newsboy, salesman, motorcycle racing, professional boxing, writing and a long list of business activities that have carried him from coast-to-coast and from Canada to the Gulf! Bob writes a column in several sports publications; is a comic cartoonist of no mean ability; lists as his favorite hobby Robert Hampton Steele, (Age 8 months)."
- from a 1939 station publication

While Bob Steele "retired" as morning drive host on September 30, 1991, he hosted a show on the first Saturday of each month through November, 2002. Steele was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago in October, 1995.

Bob died in his sleep December 6, 2002 at the age of 91. He was affiliated with WTIC (Hartford, Connecticut, USA) for 66 years.

For a list of Bob Steele airchecks, click here.
Browse our Bob Steele photo library; click on thumbnails for larger versions.
Bob Steele - 1936 Bob Steele - 1936 Bob Steele and Bernie Mullins in 1939 Bob Steele in 1939 Bob Steele in 1939
1936 1936 1939 with WTIC's Bernie Mullins 1939 1939
Bob Steele and Bill Savitt in 1940 Bob Steele and Babe Ruth Bob Steele in 1940s Bob Steele and Floyd Patterson Bob Steele in 1970
1940 with Hartford jeweler Bill Savitt with Babe Ruth 1940s with Floyd Patterson
circa 1960
February 1970
Bob Steele in 1970 Bob Steele and Bill Savitt in 1971 Bob Steele in 1976 Bob Steele in 1988 Bob Steele in 1991
February 1970 1971 with Bill Savitt 1976 November 1988 May 1991
Bob Steele in 1991 Bob Steele in 1995 Bob Steele in 1996 Bob Steele in 1999 Bob Steele in 2002
October 1991 October 1995 1996 May 1999 February 2002
WTIC's Bob Steele - July 13, 1991
July 13, 1991

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