Kingsley was widely regarded as the Casey Kasem of country radio. From 1978 to 2005, he was best known as the host of AT40's first and longest running spin-off, American Country Countdown. He served as the show's producer, for four years prior to taking over as host (the late Don Bowman was ACC's first host from 1973 to 1978). He stepped down at the end of 2005 and launched his next show, Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40, at the beginning of 2006. He, recently, announced that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer and was taking a leave of absence from BKCT40 to focus on his treatment (he had guest hosts lined up through the end of November). Reportedly, this weekend's ACC will feature a tribute to Kingsley. R.I.P., Bob.
~ In Memoriam ~
April 27, 1932 - June 15, 2014
"Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars..."
So sad, RIP. He absolutely was the country radio Casey Kasem, they had similar deliveries and both were class all the way. Excellent in the way he did his job, going to be weird to not hear his voice anymore. I'd listen to his countdown when I was in middle & high school for a short time (from 2002 - 2005) and was always excited to hear him every Sunday in those times, that's why I got into Country music at that time. Gonna miss him so much, thank you Bob.
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