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'Cowboy Bob' honored
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Robert Reed, aka “Cowboy Bob,” has been honored with two certificates denoting his many years in broadcasting.
Reed received one certificate from North Carolina Broadcasters inducting Reed into their Hall of Fame. He worked at a radio station near King’s Mountain, N.C. The certificate states “Through his announcing talents, master of ceremonies work and gospel music singing, much has been added to radio broadcasting over the years.”
Reed was also inducted into the Hawaiian Radio Hall of Fame for his work at KAHU radio station in Waipahu, Hawaii. The certificate from Hawaii states “Through his broadcasting talents a great contribution has been made to radio broadcasting, and we induct him in the Radio Hall of Fame.”
Reed has worked at numerous radio stations throughout the United States, including WAKI and WBMC in McMinnville, WBRY in Woodbury, and WMSR in Manchester. He was a longtime McMinnville resident who now resides in Cookeville.
He did one tour in Vietnam before being stationed in the states.
Reed was in the U.S. Air Force at the time he worked at the radio station in Hawaii. He was able to work his duties on base and also work at the radio station.