Rob “Hotdog” Harder

Rob "Hot Dog" Harder KOOL 107.1 Oldies Radio

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.

During his second year of college he landed a job in Spokane at radio station KEZE FM. “I got to read the news once an hour and was actually getting paid for doing something I always wanted to do!”
That was his entry into the wonderful world of broadcasting and as Rob say’s “I became an addict, a radioholic.”

From there Rob went to 97 KREM in Spokane where he became “Hotdog Harder” after wearing a 6 foot tall hotdog bun on the air and eating an apple pie on the air in celebration of Spokane becoming a U.S.A. “All American City” in 1976.

Rob went on to work at stations outside of Spokane including KFRC in San Francisco. In 1983 he returned to Spokane radio joining the air staff of KJRB.

From there he went to KHQ FM and when the station changed its name to “98 KISS” FM, Rob was named the Program Director and anchored the morning show. He, along with his partner Mark Holman entertained Spokane audiences for over 25 years and had one of the longest running and highest rated morning shows in Spokane history.