It didn't take long for Bob Dayton to find work after his "Hiroshima" comment.
On August 6, 1965, Dayton decided to "celebrate" the 20th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by playing "16 Candles" by the Crests. He was fired at the end of his shift, but didn't affect his employability as Dayton was back on the air at KBLA Santa Monica, California., before the end of the year. Dayton went on to jock at KRLA Los Angeles, WPIX and WCBS-FM New York, WGBB Freeport, New York, WPAC Patchogue, New York, WGLI Long Island before his death of cancer in 1995. Prior to WABC he was at KLIF and KBOX Dallas and WIL St. Louis.
Enjoy Bob Dayton on KBLA (UNSCOPED) here.
Enjoy Bob Dayton on KBLA (SCOPED) here.
(The Tom Howard Collection)
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