We lost one of the greats...It's been part of the weekend on WRWD as long as we can remember the "Country Top 40" with the beloved host BOB KINGSLEY who sadly passed away early this morning at his home in WEATHERFORD, Texas at the age of 80. Bob just began treatment for bladder cancer, which he had only revealed 8 days ago.
Bob's broadcasting career spanned six decades. He took over as host of the syndicated “American Country Countdown” in 1978 after four years as the show’s producer. In 2006, he launched “The Country Top 40"
Bob was a member of the COUNTRY RADIO BROADCASTERS HALL OF FAME and THE NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME. He was the first recipient of the BOB KINGSLEY Living Legend Award, presented each year since 2014 at the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE
A celebration of his life will be held in NASHVILLE on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th at The CMA Theater at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in KINGSLEY’s name to the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM or the GRAND OLE OPRY Trust Fund.
A plaque that we proudly display in our studio from back in the ACC day's^^
The country community quickly reacted to the news...