Bob Kingsley announced on October 9th that he was leaving his CT40 show for the rest of the year to deal with bladder cancer. Thursday, he passed away at the age of 80.
Bob Kingsley has been a part of Superstation K106 weekend programs since 1984. Currently we broadcast his CT40 on Sundays and Bob’s ACC Rewind Saturday nights.
Bob was life time radio broadcaster. He decided when he was 7 and lying in bed suffering from polio that the radio he spent the day listening to would be his future. When he was 18 Bob joined the Air Force and began his career on Armed Forces radio. After leaving the Air Force, he moved into commercial radio and ended up working a number of radio stations in Los Angeles, where he was offered the job of producing a brand new nationwide country countdown similar to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. Bob was American Country Countdown’s producer from 1974-78 and when original host Don Bowman left the show, Bob took over and was host thru 2006. He was chosen Billboard Magazine’s host of a syndicated country program 16 years in a row! Bob also was national air personality 5 times and is in the country music dj hall of fame and the national radio hall of fame.
It is with great sorrow that we share the news that our friend and colleague Bob Kingsley died this morning while being…
Bob moved from American Country Countdown in 2006 to starting his own show, the Country Top 40, which broadcasts to over 300 stations worldwide.
Outside of radio, Bob spent a lot of time on charitable causes and operated a cutting horse farm in Weatherford, Texas, with his wife Nan.
A celebration of Bob Kingsley’s life will be held on November 14th at the country music hall of fame in Nashville.
As Bob would want, the show will go on. The ACC Rewind show will continue to air Bob’s voice from the 1990’s and early 2000’s on Saturday nights at 6, while the CT 40 show will air a number of familiar female country artists on Sundays until a new permanent host is named.