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Bob Ancheta To Be Inducted Into The Oregon Music Hall of Fame

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  • Started 9 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from the Craig Adams News Service:

    ---------------------------------------101.9 KINK’S BOB ANCHETA HONORED---------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------Oregon Music Hall of Fame Announces Inductees---------------------------------

    (Portland, Oregon) … When the Oregon Music Hall of Fame announced its 2011 inductees, a name familiar to the Portland radio listeners was on the list. Bob Ancheta, KINK.FM’s long-standing host of the Sunday Night Blues Room will be inducted in a ceremony on October 8th at the Newmark Theatre.

    Ancheta has been around the Portland radio scene since he built his own radio station in the attic of his parents’ house during his senior year of high school. He got his first real radio job in 1970 on KVAN, one of Portland’s first underground music stations. From there he moved on to KQIV-FM and then in 1977 moved to KGON where he spent the next 18 years and truly became a fixture on the Portland airwaves.

    In 1998 he brought his love and knowledge of the blues over to KINK where he has been ever since, hosting the popular Sunday Night Blues Room. His voice is heard all over the country via his company Internet Jock and in his past life, Bob was the stage manager for the old Paramount Theatre as well as managed the Portland band Sequel.

    “I’m humbled by this honor, after 42 years of radio, managing the Paramount Theatre Stage and the band Sequel,” commented Ancheta. “It feels great to be recognized for just hanging around the business this long! But also I’m so pleased to be part of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and what they stand for: educating students to follow their dreams in music.”

    “Bob is one of those rare individuals, whose passion and knowledge of music has been his calling card over 42 years in the industry,” said KINK Program Director Chris Mays. “It’s terrific to see him honored in this way and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”

    Congratulations B.A.!!

    Posted on July 13, 2011 - 05:29 PM #
  2. CouvMan

    Hail to the King !!!

    Posted on July 13, 2011 - 06:24 PM #
  3. radiopinion

    B.A. has been bringing it to Portland fans for a long time. Great to see him recognized. Tons of talent, passion and a really great guy.

    Posted on July 13, 2011 - 06:48 PM #
  4. msndrspdx

    Worthy of induction not just for his fine work behind the microphone, he has MC'd at the Waterfront Park Blues Festival for many of its 24 years on the North Mainstage, and his voice has therefore become familiar to festivalgoers and does that duty with the same class he has brought to the stations he's contributed his voice and talent to now for so long! Attaboy, BA...Well done, and well-earned! Best, M. 8)

    Posted on July 13, 2011 - 09:31 PM #