Edition #1284
Week of February 25, 2024

Station: WCBS-FM New York
Date: February 4, 1989
Time: Pt. 2 - 46:46 (unscoped)
            Pt. 2 - 12:37 (scoped)

Few - if any - mixed entertainment and music history better than Bob Shannon.

The native of Syracuse, New York, spiced up his 3-7 p.m. shift on WCBS-FM with such features as "Rockeology", "Hands Across The Water", First and Foremost", "Lost Hits With The Same Title But Are Different", "Wednesday Fourplay/Three For The Road."Shannon had a 19-year reign in afternoon drive at WCBS-FM having started at New York's Oldies Station in evenings in 1982. It was a golden era for the station, which during Shannon's time boasted legendary personalities like Harry Harrison, Cousin Brucie, Ron Lundy, Don K. Reed, Bill Brown and Dan Ingram.

Shannon - whose birth name is Don Bombard - used that name early in his career, which began in Syracuse in 1967. He alternated between rival stations WOLF and WNDR until 1977, when he moved to 13-Q (WKTQ) in Pittsburgh. Shannon moved to the Big Apple in 1981 for a fill-ins at WYNY, then soon leaped to CBS-FM as he began a memorable two-decade run in afternoon drive in 1986 as Bob Shannon.

Shannon left WCBS-FM along with all the other jocks when the station moved to a JACK format in 2005, but returned to CBS-FM two years later in middays when the station reverted to oldies. Shannon left WCBS-FM, reportedly for health reasons, in late 2011. He died in 2023.


Enjoy Bob Shannon on WCBS-FM's 25th anniversary Beatles weekend (Pt. 2, UNSCOPED) here. 

Enjoy Bob Shannon on WCBS-FM's 25th anniversary Beatles weekend (Pt. 2, SCOPED) here. 


(The Don Shuttleworth Collection)

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