Friday, September 14, 2018



One of the most controversial personnel changes at WARM Radio became very public in  October of 1969. Bob Oliver first was a Newsman at The Mighyt 590. Known as Robert Oliver, I first heard him when he broke the news of the death of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover. 
Later Oliver gained an air slot on WARM after the departure of Tommy Woods who went to WTOP in Washington, D.C. 
Oliver's transgression was minuscule and pale in comparison to some of the stuff you heard on the radio later on. I mean this was no Howard Stern broadcast. 
Here is the press news on what he said and what caused a very unusual and public dismissal. To this day, many people repeat the phrase about his firing and the reason why, "No good deed goes unpunished!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What happened to Bob Oliver was a shame. You will note that the management has no comment on his firing. It was shocking to hear. The management did no take into account that Oliver worked 7 days a week and had no time off. The situation was to get worse in the 1980's long after Gilbert was gone because he was upset he did not get the GM position and he went to Wilmsport, PA. In the 80's great on air talent such as Tim Carlson and Vince Sweeney and Jim Gannon were also let go. Today WARM radio is just a computer and no staff, plus no ratings