Bob Beck, Bismarck Radio Icon Passes On. Let Us Salute Bob!
Bob Beck is a friend of mine. Most likely if you met him he's a friend of yours as well.
It seems unlikely any person would have so many friends.
So comment and share and salute your friend and mine- Bob Beck.
Robert Beck, 80, Mandan, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at a local hospital.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4-6 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at DaWise Perry 4211 Old Red Trail, Mandan, ND.
There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place.
I don't know the circumstance of Bob's death, I just know I was lucky to know him.
I started working with Bob in 2001 at Cool 98.7. It was oldies then and Bob reveled in it. He was a DJ. A Wolfman Jack kinda DJ and oldies flipped his switch. Cool would put on sock hops and people would limbo and love would abound. I'm not kidding when I say that. Love was in the air.
Because Bob Beck wasn't larger than life. He was right next to you having a good time.
Good Time Oldies they were called and Cool 98.7 was the last radio stop on a Pioneer Award winner's long stretch of stops. Much of Bismarck/Mandan first met Bob during his decade-plus stretch at Y-93. How influential is Mr. Beck in the Bismarck/Mandan community? This is from the KYYY Wikipedia page.
KYYY tweaked to a satellite-delivered hot AC format in 1996 and dumped morning man Bob Beck, who had been heard on the station for 14 years. Ratings dropped nearly 50 percent
That was a long time ago. When times changed. Bob went back in time on Cool 98.7 and continued to flourish. I'm proud to have played in his playground.
He was a DJ. A really good DJ.
Also a stubborn sonuvabitch. God bless ya Bob!