For generations Bob Allen was a fixture on WAKR, as the co-host of the "Adam and Bob Show" from 1978 to 1991 that woke up Akron to later in his career as the solo morning host and program director on 1590 WAKR.
Bob retired from WAKR in 2010 and recalled an entire show broadcast from the Goodyear Blimp over Akron as one of his most memorable broadcasts. He was 77 years old.
Allen, who's real name was Gordon Van Waes, died yesterday according to family members. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.