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Birth
Dunkirk, Crawford County, Kansas, USA
Death
25 Mar 1997 (aged 75)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
Memorial ID
7042223 View Source
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Radio Personality. Born Joseph Arthur Prince in the small mining town of Dunkirk, Kansas, he was raised in the town of Pittsburg, Kansas. He went to journalism school at the University of Kansas until World War II, where he enlisted in the United States Navy, rising to Lieutenant. After the war he returned to broadcasting in Peoria, Illinois. In 1959 he left Peoria he headed south-west to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he took the position of program director of KOAT TV. From Albuquerque, he headed to Los Angeles, Califorinia and began his west coast career at KNX Radio. He then went to KABC radio and helped form the "Ken and Bob Company" which ran for over 17 years and was one of the most successful radio programs in Los Angeles (and radio) history. The show never fell below 3 and was more often than not Number 1 in the Nielson Ratings. The show also did the first live broadcast from a float in the 1988 Rose Parade. For his contributions to the "Ken and Bob Show" he was rewarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986. He was also given an "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the United States Congress upon his retirement. Along with the countless awards from the City of Los Angeles, and charity groups that he was affiliated with. He was forced to retire on September 14, 1990 at the age of 69. He died of colon cancer at the age of 75 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Radio Personality. Born Joseph Arthur Prince in the small mining town of Dunkirk, Kansas, he was raised in the town of Pittsburg, Kansas. He went to journalism school at the University of Kansas until World War II, where he enlisted in the United States Navy, rising to Lieutenant. After the war he returned to broadcasting in Peoria, Illinois. In 1959 he left Peoria he headed south-west to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he took the position of program director of KOAT TV. From Albuquerque, he headed to Los Angeles, Califorinia and began his west coast career at KNX Radio. He then went to KABC radio and helped form the "Ken and Bob Company" which ran for over 17 years and was one of the most successful radio programs in Los Angeles (and radio) history. The show never fell below 3 and was more often than not Number 1 in the Nielson Ratings. The show also did the first live broadcast from a float in the 1988 Rose Parade. For his contributions to the "Ken and Bob Show" he was rewarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986. He was also given an "Outstanding Achievement Award" from the United States Congress upon his retirement. Along with the countless awards from the City of Los Angeles, and charity groups that he was affiliated with. He was forced to retire on September 14, 1990 at the age of 69. He died of colon cancer at the age of 75 at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bio by: James Prince

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: James Prince
  • Added: 29 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7042223
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7042223/bob-arthur: accessed ), memorial page for Bob Arthur (2 Jun 1921–25 Mar 1997), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7042223, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.