Bob Hardy is best-known for his many years of work as a newsman and program host at KMOX. He joined that station in 1960, having previously worked at WIBV and WIL. At the latter station, he served as news director from 1957 - 1960.
At KMOX, Hardy wrote and produced more than a dozen major documentaries and covered political conventions from 1964 - 1992.
Many of Hardy’s broadcasts were pioneering. In 1978, he inaugurated a special weeklong live broadcast of “At Your Service” from Washington, DC., and he later served as host for the “Radio Bridge,” a monthly satellite broadcast link between St. Louis and Moscow.
KMOX and Bob Hardy received a National Headliner Award for a series featuring live broadcasts from five European capitols in five days, culminating the effort with the first live call-in show originating from Red Square in Moscow. During the Gulf War, Hardy went on special assignment in Saudi Arabia, broadcasting live via satellite.
His awards fill an entire page, ranging from a Peabody Award, 3 Missouri Associated Press awards, UPI Regional Broadcast Award, Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, and Illinois Friend of Farmer Award.
Bob Hardy worked at KMOX until 1993, when he passed away. He was, for many years, the market’s news voice.