BIOGRAPHY

A Harlem, New York native; Bob Slade's original dream was to become an actor. He attended Queens College where he studied acting, and he was a member of the Negro Ensemble and the Harlem YMCA Theater Group. While partaking in his dream to act, he discovered an interest in radio while he was performing in various off-Broadway shows. 

He began doing news radio in 1971 at a Long Island radio station, and then he proceeded to a radio station in Upstate New York. It was in 1980 that Bob joined the WRKS-FM family and became the News Director. 

Bob's ability to answer almost any question regarding entertainment, sports, music, past events, and current affairs has made him the office historian. His diverse knowledge on Black History and the Women's movement is simply impressive; he is a man who definitely knows his stuff. 

Bob has won two Achievement In Radio Awards; one for the Best NightTime Show, and the other in 1997 for Soul Beginnings. He also received the 1998 Award for Public Affairs for "Open Line." Bob was also the recipient of the Peabody Award for "The Rise and Fall of the Vee-Jay," and two Armstrong Awards from Colombia University (one of them was for his documentary on the history of Black music). Other awards he received were CEBA, United Press International, and International Radio Festival of New York. Bob has accomplished a lot in his life and his accolades are endless.



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SOME FACTS ABOUT BOB SLADE

• Peabody Award winning radio journalist for "The Rise and Fall of Vee-Jay Records," producer and critic  for WRKS-FM (KISS-FM) in NYC for 30 years


• On-Air personality on the Wake Up Club featuring Jeff Fox, Talent and Shaila from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. and previously on the Isaac  Hayes Morning Show;
 
• On-Air personality & Co-Host for KISS-FM’s Sunday morning public affairs program, OPEN LINE (10 A.M. to 12 noon), and its Sunday evening weekly news (11 P.M.) program, WEEK IN REVIEW;
 
• Executive Producer, Soul Beginnings which won the NY Metro A.I.R. Award for “Best Evening Show” in NYC in 1997 and Producer for The Legend Series for KISS-FM /1998;
 
• A Harlem, New York native, Bob Slade's original dream was to become an actor. He attended Queens College where he studied acting, and he eventually became a member of the Negro Ensemble Theatre Company and the Harlem YMCA Theater Group in NYC.
 
• He began doing news radio in 1971 at a Long Island radio station, and then he proceeded to a radio station in Upstate New York. It was in 1980 that Bob joined the WRKS-FM family and became its News Director.
 
• Bob's ability to answer almost any question regarding entertainment, sports, music, past events, and current affairs has made him the commensurage historian on just about any subject. His diverse knowledge on music, Black History and the Women's movement is simply impressive and encyclopedic.
 
• Bob has won two Achievement In Radio Awards; The first for the Best Night Time Show (Soul Beginnings), and the other in 1997 for Soul Beginnings.
 
• The recipient of the 1998 & 2002 New York Metro A.I.R. Award for the “Best Public Affairs Program” for The "Open Line Show."
 
• Recipient of two Armstrong Awards from Columbia University (one of them was for his documentary on the history of Black music). Other awards he received were from CEBA, United Press International and International Radio Festival of New York.

• Recipient of the Garden State Association of Black Journalists award for the best syndicated show, Visions of Black America, as producer and writer


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