Former WPLR, WHCN Jock Bob Bittens Battling Cancer
July 20, 2015 at 4:09 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS send best wishes to longtime CONNECTICUT Rock Radio vet BOB BITTENS, who is now in his 7th year battling cancer.
BITTENS started on air at WPLR/NEW HAVEN in 1978, moving to WHCN/HARTFORD where he eventually became MD, then PD. After a 2 year break from radio, he returned on the sales side as an Account Executive in 1997 at what eventually became CLEAR CHANNEL's five-station cluster in HARTFORD where he worked until early 2013.
BITTENS tells ALL ACCESS about, "an invitation from THE ADVERTISING CLUB OF CONNECTICUT to a fundraiser they're throwing on my behalf next TUESDAY, JULY 21st. The CONNECTICUT Radio/Advertising community is getting together to help me with some of the expenses I've incurred and continue to incur in my now seven-year battle with cancer. I've been managing it pretty well for several years but things recently took a turn for the worse forcing me to stop working and concentrate on beating The Beast."
An article that ran in the HARTFORD COURANT can be found here.