Big Bob Anthony
Bob Anthony Fogal was born and raised right here in Spokane! From Sacred Heart Hospital to St. Aloysius grade school, from Gonzaga Prep to North Central High School, Bob’s childhood was a blur, according to Bob. But he does remember listening to KOOL songs and DJ’s on Top 40 radio stations like KJRB. “Hey! I can do that!” thought Bob. And he did…from 93KHJ in Los Angeles.
Jennifer Wilde is an award-winning radio personality whose 25+ year career behind the microphone has spanned the United States (most notably in Monterey, California and Denver, Colorado.) Jennifer is also an actor, voice actor and occasional professional singer. She’s a hard core fan of chocolate and an animal lover and a huge chunk of her heart belongs to her grand-puppy.
Buddy’s mom was a big Buddy Holly fan and the rest is history. Buddy grew up in an All-American family in a small town in Ohio where he would listen to faraway radio stations in Chicago, New York, Detroit, and Cleveland and he got the radio bug. He also figured his new found celebrity status would attract the girls’ attention. It doesn’t always work that way!
Alan Kabel grew up in Brooklyn NY. He claims that the most important thing he learned from New York is how not to get hit by a car. Lights and stop signs don’t stop them. He’s been in radio a long time and he loves it because he gets to “touch people and be a part of their lives even though they may never meet. There is nothing like it.”
Rob "Hotdog" Harder
Rob was born and raised in Spokane attended St Paschal’s grade school and graduated from West Valley High School. From the time he was about 10 years old and built a radio station out of tinker toys in his bedroom, he knew what he wanted to do when he grew up. While attending Spokane Falls college he got his first taste of actually being on the air at the campus radio station KSFC FM..
Chuck Taylor hails from Westbury, New York and developed an affinity for radio in High School. Chuck had his first on the air experience at CW Post College which rapidly evolved into his successful radio career. Chuck has been a radio entertainer at various radio stations throughout the country, but he is best known for his time at WGBB on Long Island and most recently..
Uncle Joe Benson
Living Classic Rock from its very beginning — both on stage and on air since 1968 — music has been Joe Benson’s life. Whether playing it, talking with artists and fans about it or documenting it with his definitive OFF THE RECORD rock star interview program, Benson’s always been rocking!
Eric Chase is a Hall of Fame radio personality who grew up right down 195 in Lewiston, Idaho, listening to Top 40 music on Spokane radio stations. Eric tried other pursuits, such as fighting fires with the U.S. Forest Service and selling motorcycles, but nothing turned him on except radio. Once in the “biz” he worked his way to San Francisco..
If you loved the fast-paced top 40 radio of the 1960s and 70s – where DJs talked up to the vocals, acappella and “shotgun” jingles stood out, and the commercials were almost as good as the hits – you just might like That Thing with Rich Appel.
Tina Leigh was born in Spokane and grew up in Post Falls listening to Spokane radio in the 70s. She loves the music she grew up with and loves playing these same great songs for other KOOL listeners! She is a music trivia buff and offers fun music facts every Saturday morning.
KOOL Oldies are played by the Coolest DJs, starting with the host of the KOOL Morning Show, Spokane native Big Bob Anthony. Jennifer Wilde plays the KOOL music middays, and Buddy Henderson brings his wealth of musical knowledge to your afternoon drive home. Alan Kabel is the host of the KOOL Nighttime Show and weekends feature Rob “Hot Dog” Harder, Eric Chase, Tina Leigh and many more great DJ’s!