Bob’s characteristic news delivery became so well known in St. Louis that he has been imitated by stand-up comics in local clubs and at least once on a commercial announcement that ran on several stations.
He began in the business in Fulton, Missouri at KFAL and then landed in Union for a short stint at KLPW.
Hamilton joined Pulitzer’s KSD in St. Louis in 1971, where he worked as a newsman.
In 1982 he moved up the radio dial to the news operation of CBS-owned KMOX.
He won several awards for his work at KMOX and was paid the ultimate compliment when he was asked by corporate executives to continue on the job there past the retirement age of 65.