Robert R. Lynn began his broadcast career at KWOS in Jefferson City, MO., while he was in school at the University of Missouri - Columbia Journalism School. He came to St. Louis in 1959 after working at two stations in Houston, where he claims to have been fired by Dan Rather.
In addition to his 20-year career as a newsman at KXOK followed by two years at KMOX and a brief stint at WIL, Lynn was well-known in the St. Louis market for his commercial voiceovers.
He was president of the local AFTRA chapter for three terms and received the Nellie Booth Award for meritorious service from that organization in 1991.
He even found time to do some acting at the St. Louis Municipal Opera during the 1969 season, and after his retirement from radio, he appeared in a national television movie and mini-series.
Robert R. Lynn was part of the crack news team at KXOK during the station’s rock heyday in the late fifties through the sixties. The men were well-known for their deep-voiced, authoritative presentations and rapid delivery.