|Birth date||Birth place|
|Unknown||Rochester, NY USA|
|Date of death||Place of death|
|Local Radio Personality|
|Radio Show Host/Reporter|
Bob Smith was a long time radio host and report for WXXI with his midday talk show 1370 Connection for 25 years. His first full-time radio job was as a reporter/anchor for Syracuse station WHEN (AM) while simultaneously enrolled in graduate school at Cornell University. He earned a Ph.D. in American political and legal history from Cornell, taught undergraduate American political and diplomatic history courses at Cornell, and managed and co-owned a Rochester-based manufacturing firm supplying component parts to worldwide customers in the auto and aerospace industries as well.
In April 2013, Smith suffered a stroke and went into long-term rehabilitative care. The Mayor of Rochester declared Oct 17, 2013 Bob Smith day.
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