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KINK Broadcast Veteran "The Big B.A." To Retire

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  • Started 8 years ago by Craig_Adams
  • Latest reply from RadioBuggie

  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    This from the Craig Adams News Service:

    Bob Ancheta "The Big B.A." has announced his broadcast retirement for July 8, 2012 which coincides with the last day of the 25th annual "Waterfront Blues Festival." B.A. said: "It's time to turn a new page in my life. I'll still run Internetjock but plan to do more things in my life in the future."

    Bob began in commercial radio on K-Van March 1, 1970 after running is own station for a number of years in his parents attic, while in High School. He went on to work for KQIV, KGON, Q100, 1480 Rock, Classic Hits 106.7, Earth 105 and finishing his career at KINK.

    Posted on March 22, 2012 - 10:32 PM #
  2. Mrs.Merkin

    Love that guy! Wow! 42 years...

    Posted on March 22, 2012 - 10:52 PM #
  3. RadioBuggie

    Good luck to The BIG B.A. - -

    Posted on March 22, 2012 - 11:40 PM #
  4. motozak3

    What was "Q100"? I've only heard of "Q105"; must have been before my time.

    Good luck, Bob...

    Posted on March 22, 2012 - 11:48 PM #
  5. BrokenToy

    Bob has been one of the classiest class acts I've ever seen in this Godforsaken bidnez.

    Classier now than ever.

    Posted on March 23, 2012 - 12:54 AM #
  6. semoochie

    KQFM was the precursor of KKRZ.

    Posted on March 23, 2012 - 12:56 AM #
  7. Lander

    I had the honor of working with Bob at KAAR in Vancouver in 1987. He's an outstanding man and an amazing talent. Going to miss you, BA. All of the very best, my friend!

    Posted on March 23, 2012 - 05:33 AM #
  8. msndrspdx

    Like Mike Donohue at KOIN, who has just announced *his* retirement [see separate thread], The Big BA has been a constant to the PDX broadcasting scene to generations. His long association at KGON, where he helped to create the first two "KGON Albums" compilations of homegrown musical talent (which, by the way, deserve a CD reissue!), has grown into legendary status. His decision to retire at the end of this year's Waterfront Blues Festival (which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year) id a fitting way to go out for BA...with class, as always...Best, M. 8)

    Posted on March 23, 2012 - 07:10 AM #
  9. theglide22

    I loved BA on KGON when I was in high school. I remember one night a guy called up and requested Duran Duran and BA said, "You want to hear Duran Duran? Check your dial buddy!" and then went in to an Ozzy Osborne song. I think Bark at the Moon. I don't know though. It was a long time ago.

    Posted on March 24, 2012 - 04:45 PM #
  10. Waynes World

    I have met the big BA and hes short. but has that cool sounding voice. I heard him on KLOO 106.3 in Corvallis.

    Posted on March 27, 2012 - 09:47 PM #