In 1987, Rob walked up to a radio DJ at a nightclub and did a Bobcat Goldthwait impersonation. A week later he was part of the #1 morning show in Norfolk, VA as an intern, providing voices for Jimmy & the Bull on FM 99. Rob moved to Charleston in July of 1990 to play the somewhat sane half of The Rob & Edd Radio Network on 98 Rock. In 1993, the duo jumped ship and tried their schtick on Jukebox 104.5, a station featuring “new country”. Sadly, Edd’s humor was too caustic for the country crowd and he was let go.
Rob continued solo on the Country Music Jukebox until the format changed. In the mid 90’s, he wrote and produced The Windham Brothers Morning Show on the Breeze Radio Network. Beginning in 1999, and for the next 7 years, Rob was the production manager for Clear Channel Communications’ six radio stations. He won the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association award for large market radio ads five times in those seven years.
Rob wishes he could remember the teacher that told him he’d “never get anywhere in life by doing funny voices and goofing off”. He would ask her that age old question once posed by Toby Keith … “How do you like me now?”