Bob Sagendorf Leaving WATR/Waterbury, CT
May 12, 2011 at 2:47 PM (PT)
WATR, INC. Talk-Oldies WATR-A/WATERBURY, CT News and Sports Dir. BOB SAGENDORF is leaving the station after 10 years, reports the WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN. SAGENDORF's voice was affected by surgery to remove a tumor pressing on the nerve that controls speech and tongue movement, and SAGENDORF told the paper that his "doctors have told me the voice is not going to return."
SAGENDORF's last official day with WATR is FRIDAY, although he has been off the air for the last two weeks. He started in the business at WOWW-A/NAUGATUCK in 1975, later co-hosting a show at the station (which was then WNVR-A) with CHRIS BERMAN, who went on to fame at ESPN. After working in production at CBS RADIO Oldies WCBS-F/NEW YORK and the CBS RADIO NETWORK, SAGENDORF served as OM at ESPN RADIO before joining WATR.