Bob Swenson began his radio career in high school on Cape Cod. He obtained his amateur radio General Class license K1KDU, then later obtained a commercial First Class Radio Telephone license.
While serving in the Air Force, Bob was assigned to the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service as a news reporter, editor and producer.
After his service in the Air Force, Bob worked as a D.J. at XERB in Los Angeles, CA; WLS in Chicago, IL; WMCA (known as Johnny Dark) in New York, ending with 22 years as the Voice of America in Washington, DC.
After leaving the radio business, Bob worked for Fresenius Medical Care and UMass in Boston, as a technical health care provider.
Bob is a radio historian preserving the history of radio and television. He has several video presentations on YouTube about Worcester radio station, WORC 1310, and the Beatles.
His duties include:
- Equipment deployment and setups, and troubleshooting A/V equipment.
- Preventative Maintenance of A/V equipment.
- Providing departmental coverage when needed.