Whatever happened to Bob Buchmann?

Many Long Islanders remember the name Bob Buchmann, especially those who listened to him in the morning on WBAB.  His claim to fame at the time was his “question of the day” and weekly prank phone calls.  Since then, he’s moved on to New York City (WAXQ), then down to Los Angeles (KLOS), then… well, then we haven’t heard from him in a while.  However, that’s going to change soon as he’s going to be on the air in San Diego:

Clear Channel Media & Entertainment Classic Rocker KGB/San Diego announces the addition of programming veteran Bob Buchmann as morning co-host. Bob will be joining KGB’s current host Coe Lewis starting Tuesday, June 26 for the KGB Morning Show with Bob and Coe.

I’m just happy the guy is getting a job, considering the crummy economy.  His disappearance from KLOS was the result of layoffs at the station late last year.  Radio is a tough gig.  Welcome back to the workforce, Bob.


Author: Dr. Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

13 thoughts on “Whatever happened to Bob Buchmann?”

  1. If Clear Channel wanted to make a statement they could of had Bob Buchmann go to WALK that station is stagnant and needs infusion of talent


    1. I agree, aside from Bob Klein (who hasn’t worked there in years) I couldn’t name one personality on the station (as you can tell it’s been years since I’ve listened to it). Even though Buchmann’s name is associated with classic rock, he could make things work.


  2. Bob Buchmann/Jim Ladd and 25 other workers got laid off from 95.5 KLOS when it was bought from Cumulus Media, Inc. Some say it was Marijuana-related issues that they casted over the air. Jim Ladd actually said they wanted a tight format. “There’s no room for, or understanding of, what I do on the air,” Ladd said of his nightly shows, on which he wove together songs to reflect or illuminate a particular theme. “They want a tight format, but that’s not what rock ‘n’ roll is all about. Rock ‘n’ roll is about freedom.”

    But Cumulus Media, Inc; management declined to comment about Ladd’s recent layoff. http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/05/entertainment/la-et-jim-ladd-20111105


  3. Hey Bob, we all on Long Island miss ya. I was never really a BAB fan, but I know everyone liked you. I met you in person once or twice, probably @ a Zebra concert many moons ago. Damn, I’m getting old. Anywho, hope you’re doing well, from all your fans on Sucky Long Island! JT


  4. bob…. those were the days my friend….. i remember also when i was bouncing at “:chevy’s” in west islip and all the fun we had when you ruled at ‘bab’ it was a great time & im proud to have been apart of it all growing up on long island…. thank you bob!!! you made the radio, wherever we took it….. AWESOME….. and that made for an AWSOME LIFE!!!!!

    P.S. back in the day… ohhhhh around 1986…. everyone knew me as ” BIG VIN” GOOD LUCK TO YA BOB!!!!


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