His tireless promotion of new and cutting edge music is second to none. He has been described as the ‘John Peel of country music’, and his unbridled passion and commitment to the genre (and its many sub-genres) has gained him the recognition of the Country Music Association, who honored him with the ‘International Broadcaster of the Year’ award in 2004. Bob has appeared on International panels at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville and in June 2008 will be the keynote speaker at NXNE in Toronto, Canada’s most prestigious music festival. Bob and his wife Trudie recently founded the Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company, an independent radio production house, making documentaries for Radio 2, including ‘When John Met Paul’ with Paul McCartney, broadcast July 2007 and winner of a Sony Silver Award in 2008. He co-founded Time Out magazine, has written books, newspaper articles and magazine columns. He has produced records, done 48-gig rock tours and interviewed a President. He has voiced television and radio documentaries, major advertising campaigns (including the Beatles USA campaign for ‘Anthology 3’) and appeared in movies. He has been given a Fellowship by the University of Northampton and was the penultimate subject of This Is Your Life. Bob’s depth of understanding of popular music – its origins and influences – is immense.
As a voice on the radio – reassuring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic – he is unique. Bob has been successfully fighting prostate cancer since diagnosis in March 2007. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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