Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 6/28/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Manager

KYOR
 
Background

Employment History

  • General Manager
Web References
My Story at Robsherwood.com
www.robsherwood.com, 28 June 2008 [cached]
Bob Roddy, a Brown grad and manager of a station in Blythe, California called looking for someone who could do Top 40 and would work cheap.
...
When Bob Roddy was on the phone, we played my tape over the phone.
...
The manager of the radio station, KYOR, was Bob Roddy. He was paying me $70 a week to work at the non-directional 250 watt "powerhouse" in the middle of the Palo Verde Valley.
...
There are more than a few stories from Blythe, but the promotions Bob Roddy came up with are unforgettable.
...
Bob Roddy hid a capsule with a $500 certificate somewhere in the Blythe city or county area. We gave clues on the air and it worked like a giant scavenger hunt. It was wild. Five hundred dollars was a lot of dough in 1963 and there was lot of interest. As the clues led inexorably toward the contest climax, there were crowds…..like 100 plus people digging in the little mesa just outside of the city limits. They had followed the clues correctly and where they were digging was where Bob Roddy had hidden the capsule. He had hidden it too well. People were digging and digging but they weren't finding the capsule. They found cans, garbage, and at least a dozen rattlesnakes. The snakes, hibernating, often surrounded by dozens of babies, were exhumed and dispatched. As the day progressed without a successful "discovery", Bob was getting worried. Even in 1963, there were litigious souls about and a couple of snakebites would produce a big lawsuit.
I have no proof of this, but I believe that sometime in the night, Bob Roddy solved the problem with another capsule. Early the next morning, a listener found the capsule in area previous listeners had dug, dug, and re-dug. How they missed it only Bob knows. And I know for months he worried that the original capsule would surface and he would be busted. He wasn't and the contest was a smashing success.
My Story at Robsherwood.com
www.robsherwood.com, 28 June 2008 [cached]
By the process of elimination, the GM, Bob Roddy, made me Program Director.
...
Bob Roddy, the GM, must have been hiding that morning because he didn't appear at the station until 10:30am.
...
Firing someone would be something new for me. Since Bob Roddy chickened out, the unique duty of firing someone on their first day on the job was left to me.
...
Bob Roddy refused to just 'lose' that money. The other weird option was to let him work out the two weeks. There was no way he could do our morning show for two weeks.
...
Here is when I found out Bob Roddy had loaned him (advanced him) another $100 to keep himself and Daisy in enchiladas. After the subtraction of moving expenses, living expenses and a one day deduction for refusing the work on Saturday his final money was around $15.
The manager of the radio station, ...
www.robsherwood.com, 29 Sept 2007 [cached]
The manager of the radio station, KYOR, was a man named Bob Roddy.He was a Brown Institute alumni and I was the same when he offered me a job for $70 a week.
...
There are more than a few stories from Blythe, but the promotions Bob Roddy came up with are unforgettable.
...
Bob Roddy hid a capsule with a $500 certificate somewhere in the Blythe city or county area.We gave clues on the air and it worked like a giant scavenger hunt.It was wild.Five hundred dollars was a lot of dough in 1963 and there was lot of interest.As the clues led inexorably toward the contest climax, there were crowds…..like 100 plus people digging in the little mesa just outside of the city limits.They had followed the clues correctly and where they were digging was where Bob Roddy had hidden the capsule.He had hidden it too well.People were digging and digging but they weren't finding the capsule.They found cans, garbage, and at least a dozen rattlesnakes.The snakes, hibernating, often surrounded by dozens of babies, were exhumed and dispatched.As the day progressed without a successful "discovery", Bob was getting worried.Even in 1963, there were litigious souls about and a couple of snakebites would produce a big lawsuit.
I have no proof of this, but I believe that sometime in the night, Bob Roddy solved the problem with another capsule.Early the next morning, a listener found the capsule in area previous listeners had dug, dug, and re-dug.How they missed it only Bob knows.And I know for months he worried that the original capsule would surface and he would be busted.He wasn't and the contest was a smashing success.
My Story at Robsherwood.com
www.robsherwood.com, 28 June 2008 [cached]
Monday morning I sat down with Bob Roddy, the GM, and told him I wanted to give ELT a full-time shift. Bob Roddy said no. His excuse was that ELT was too young. BOOM!
My first job in radio and ...
www.robsherwood.com, 29 Sept 2007 [cached]
My first job in radio and I didn't know jack-shit about anything, but by the process of elimination, the GM, Bob Roddy, made me Program Director.
...
Bob Roddy, the GM, must have been hiding that morning because he didn't appear at the station until 10:30am.
...
I had never fired anyone and Bob Roddy chickened out on me.
Other People with the name "Roddy":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304