On-Air Host for Land of the Lost, Q'Zine, and Kids Corner producersince 1988.
Born & Raised
Philly-bred, thru and thru!
First Record Purchased
The first record I remember purchasing with my own funds was Aladdin Sane by the one-n-only Bowie!
First Cassette Owned
Honestly, the first cassettes I remember owning were blank, and I recorded a mix of my 45s from the late 70s and early 80s to carry around in my Walkman.
This changes with the weather, but I've always had a soft spot for Klaus Nomi, Electric Light Orchestra, Kraftwerk, Nina Simone, and Queen.
Favorite Local Bands
I continue to love and support Bunnydrums – and I have a special place in my heart for The Vels!
Favorite Movie and/or Book
My favorite movie is Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders, a true classic. Also in my top ten is another Wenders flick, Until The End Of The World, which has a great soundtrack!
Musician You Were Most Excited To Meet
The most memorable meeting for me was years back when I got to meet Edith Massey (of John Waters fame) at the legendary East Side Club – she was on her "Big Girls Don't Cry" tour... she even taught me how to cheat at cards while backstage!
Bands He's Played In
I played (?) keyboards in a punk/new wave band called The Accidentals – it was an accident that we even formed as a band, quite frankly.
How You Got Into Radio
Volunteering – it's the key to every good path in life!
More Things You Don't Know About Robert
Well, if I tell you, then you will know them! But here is one thing you might not know. I never learned how to drive!!
I am proud to have called WXPN home for 28+ years! Before that I was the General Manager for Au Courant Newsmagazine in Philadelphia (82-86) and also did some volunteer work for XPN in the early 80s with the late, great Lee Paris and "Yesterday"s Now Music Today"!