Bob Beck is a friend of mine. Most likely if you met him he's a friend of yours as well.

It seems unlikely any person would have so many friends.

So comment and share and salute your friend and mine- Bob Beck.

Robert Beck, 80, Mandan, passed away Friday, October 7, 2022, at a local hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4-6 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at DaWise Perry 4211 Old Red Trail, Mandan, ND.  

There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place.

I don't know the circumstance of Bob's death, I just know I was lucky to know him.

I started working with Bob in 2001 at Cool 98.7. It was oldies then and Bob reveled in it. He was a DJ.  A Wolfman Jack kinda DJ and oldies flipped his switch. Cool would put on sock hops and people would limbo and love would abound. I'm not kidding when I say that. Love was in the air.

Because Bob Beck wasn't larger than life. He was right next to you having a good time.

Good Time Oldies they were called and Cool 98.7 was the last radio stop on a Pioneer Award winner's long stretch of stops. Much of Bismarck/Mandan first met Bob during his decade-plus stretch at Y-93.  How influential is Mr. Beck in the Bismarck/Mandan community?  This is from the KYYY Wikipedia page.

 KYYY tweaked to a satellite-delivered hot AC format in 1996 and dumped morning man Bob Beck, who had been heard on the station for 14 years.[6] Ratings dropped nearly 50 percent

That was a long time ago. When times changed. Bob went back in time on Cool 98.7 and continued to flourish. I'm proud to have played in his playground.

He was a DJ. A really good DJ.

Also a stubborn sonuvabitch.  God bless ya Bob!

Now let's hear from our mutual friends.

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