ALS Claims Longtime Broadcaster Bob Penrod
August 29, 2013 at 5:01 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime WWJB-A/BROOKSVILLE, FL host and former WHAM-A/ROCHESTER anchor BOB PENROD, who died TUESDAY (8/27) after a battle with ALS at 73, according to the TAMPA TRIBUNE's HERNANDO TODAY.
PENROD, who started in radio in his hometown of PENN YAN, NY hosting mornings and later joined WHAM, was part of a partnership, HERNANDO COUNTY RADIO, INC., that bought WWJB in 1978, with PENROD serving as GM and host. The station was sold in 1982 and PENROD returned to upstate NEW YORK to manage WVIN-WABH/BATH, NY, but PENROD returned to WWJB as a host and News Director in 2005.