Bob Salter is a thirty year broadcast veteran. Bob traces his early interest in radio to listening late night to distant radio stations. While a student at Seton Hall University, Bob was active at the university radio station WSOU – serving as a music show host, newscaster, talk show host, and Program Director. His professional career has included work as a disc jockey and extensive work in broadcast journalism. Bob worked for five New Jersey radio stations, the Associated Press, ABC radio news, and NBC radio news. Bob is also News and Public Affairs Director of WXRK radio.
In addition to his on air work, Bob serves as Program Manager of the Electronic Information and Education Service(E.I.E.S. of New Jersey / www.eiesofnj.org), a nonprofit radio reading service for blind and visually impaired persons in northern New Jersey. He is an adjunct professor at the College of Mount Saint Vincent/Manhattan College communication department and an assistant professor in the Mercer County Community College communications department. Bob is a broadcast journalism and speech instructor at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting’s New Jersey campuses.
Bob lives in New Jersey with his partner and a lot of critters.
Funniest on-air moment: It can be anytime I introduce John Minko.
Greatest thrill at the Fan: Finding the station after being lost for almost an hour in the basement of our Kaufman Astoria building. On a serious note, it was doing live interviews during several radiothon broadcasts. I remember, during an interview, holding the hand of one of the moms whose child had recently died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Attributes the Fan’s success to: A commitment by station management to let a diverse group of talented broadcasters do their job without micro-managing them. The station and its personalities have performed brilliantly during the biggest sports moments of the last twenty years. However, the on-air work done in the days after September 11, 2001, is a tribute to everyone on the air and behind the scenes then.