Bob Kevoian Biography, Age, Net worth, Career, Personal life, Retirement, House, Last show

Bob Kevoian ( Robert James ) is a retired American radio host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Bob & Tom Show together with his partner, Tom Griswold. The show is broadcast from WFBQ’s studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kevoian is a 1973 graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

Bob Kevoian Biography

Bob Kevoian ( Robert James ) is a retired American radio host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Bob & Tom Show together with his partner, Tom Griswold. The show is broadcast from WFBQ’s studios in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kevoian is a 1973 graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

Kevoian started a masters program in 1974 but gave it up when he started working as an intern for a local radio station in Los Angeles. Kevoian was awarded an honorary doctorate in Communications from Central Michigan University where he gave the commencement speech in 2003.

Bob Kevoian Age

Bob was born on December 2, 1950, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 68 years old as of 2018.

Bob Kevoian Net Worth

Bob Kevoian is an American radio host who has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars. He began interning for a station in Los Angeles and then worked as a sound engineer for the Young Americans on tour for three years. From there, he took a job with a radio station in Michigan. After three years, he moved to another station in Michigan, WJML.

While working as a bartender to supplement his income as a radio host, he met Tom Griswold, an out of work radio host from Florida who was looking for a new station. The two radio personalities teamed up and began their legendary and successful morning show, “The Bob & Tom Show” in 1983. She show has continued to this day in syndication.

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Bob Kevoian Career

He went on tour to the U.S. for three years as a sound engineer of The Young Americans Kevoian began his radio career at WMBN in Petoskey, Michigan, in 1979. That lasted until 1982, when Kevoian joined cross-town WJML. That’s where Bob & Tom teamed up as a regular morning show. They were there for 12-18 months. The pairing of one of syndicated radio’s most successful morning shows came when radio personality-by-day Kevoian moonlighted as a bartender at Harbor Springs, MI’s Bar Harbor. “In small-town radio, you needed to supplement your income by doing anything,” the Long Beach State University alum states.

“Tom came in after a J. Geils concert at Castle Farms in [nearby] Charlevoix and ordered a drink. At the end of the bar was another guy who worked in Country radio.” The two radio talents we’re talking about the inferior nature of their respective stations’ cart machines. “Tom overheard us and asked if we worked in radio and I told him I was doing middays,” Kevoian remembers. “Tom said he did a year of radio in Florida, but was out of work and wanted to visit the station and look at the trades.

Two days later, he was hired as my PD; it was pretty wild.” They achieved a 44 share in the ratings and in order to get rid of them the competition made a compilation tape of their best bits and mailed it to the Superstars Convention, a gathering of program directors from 300 stations, where it was played. They started getting offers from all over the country. He came to WFBQ Radio in Indianapolis in early 1978. He is the producer, director, writer and composing credits for The Bob and Tom Show Home Movie, 2004. Bob participated in the Bob and Tom Radio: The Comedy Tour shows recorded in Anderson, Indiana. Bob has personally produced over 15,000 “bits” used in his show, some of which are actually his original ideas.

Bob Kevoian Personal Life

On April 2, 2005, he married his current wife, Becky Martin. He has a son named Toby. Kevoian has stepsons named Wade and Joey. Kevoian is almost always seen wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers hat as a tribute to his father, who was a longtime employee of the Dodgers. Kevoian is an avid guitar player and has written some of the lyrics and music for the show’s comedic parodies. Kevoian’s brother-in-law (Becky’s brother) is world-renowned tuba player Rex Martin.

Kevoian’s younger brother is actor Peter Kevoian. His mother was on Let’s Make a Deal and won a Brunswick pool table, which she traded for cases of oyster stew. She retired from the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey, California. Kevoian has sported his mustache since June 18, 1969, and celebrates its birthday every year. Kevoian also likes to collect “large” ordinary items, such as coffee cups or safety pins that are extremely large compared to their normal sizes. Kevoian likewise keeps a collection of these “large” items in his studio.

What Happened To Bob Kevoian

Bob Kevoian, left, and Tom Griswold debuted on Indianapolis radio on March 7, 1983. (Photo: Photo provided by WFBQ-FM (94.7).) Bob Kevoian said his wife, Becky, was the only other person who knew he planned to announce his retirement when being inducted to the National Radio Hall of Fame on Nov. 7.

But he also suspected Tom Griswold, his 32-year partner on “The Bob & Tom Show” and newly minted co-Hall of Famer, expected the news.

Bob Kevoian Retirement

Bob announced his retirement effective on  November 5, 2015, after being inducted along with Tom Griswold into the National Radio Hall of Fame. His last live show as co-host aired on December 17, 2015. On November 17, 2016, Bob and Tom were reunited when they were inducted into the Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Bob made his first post-retirement appearance as a guest host on April 3, 2017, when the show was in Cincinnati for the Cincinnati Reds home opener. Bob returned again on December 8, 2017, filling in for Tom Griswold. Bob once again returned March 30, 2018, and March 28, 2019, for the Cincinnati Reds opening day broadcast.

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Bob Kevoian house

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