"Skinny" Bobby-Harper-Obituary

"Skinny" Bobby Harper

Smyrna, Georgia


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Remember, Bobby, God loves you 'Skinny' DJ Harper dies: Longtime Atlanta radio star a model for WKRP's 'Johnny Fever'. By RODNEY HO The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta radio personality "Skinny" Bobby Harper, whose outrageous antics in the 1960s and '70s became the model...

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I grew up with the Harper boys in Regina Beach Saskatchewan Canada. They were good friends of my brothers and were always such nice respectful boys, who always managed to show up when my mother made Homemade bread.Interesting to read of his life and career in the US.

I grew up in Atlanta and I remember listening to Skinny Bobby Harper on Quixie in Dixie while car pooling to school(late 60s, early 70s). The whole car would be completely drawn to the radio when he was on because we knew we would hear something really funny. We could not wait for the music to end to hear what he'd have to say next. Then we'd discuss his witticisms with friends at home room once we got to school. Nobody else like him on the air. What a way to start your day. He brought a lot...

I've posted a blog about my memories of Legendary DJ Skinny Bobby Harper. Please read and share. Hugs! Here's the link: http://bwlauthors.blogspot.com/2016/08/old-story-made-new-with-legendary-dj-by.html

I blogging about meeting Skinny Bobby Harper and story telling here. Hugs!


Dennis Degan, Video Editor at NBC in New York, working for the Today Show. Photo from 2007.

Bobby was my mentor and role model. I first met him when I was in high school and he was a 'VJ' at Channel 36 on 'The Now Explosion'. After I graduated, I worked for him at WIIN radio in 1971 where I was given the enviable task of being his assistant. But he wasn't simply the guy I worked for, Bobby was the very essence of caring; the most influential person I've ever met, who's kindness was without measure or peer. I was only 20 years old and had no car, so Bobby would drive by my...

Bob was my grandpa Jim's brother. I only met him once but WOW it's amazing how in just that one time meeting someone they could hold such a special place in my heart right next to Jim.

I spoke to him twice...First time around 1976 when he was on the air in Kansas City, (WDAF?) and the second time in or about 1991 when he was in Atlanta. Both times he wouls use the "sound drop" "Skinny Bobby Harper". It was fantastic. To read that he was the model for Dr. Johnny Fever is just so wonderful. RIP you were great!

Girl Kris,
I was looking for you and found your Father's obituary. I'm so sorry. I always remember how much you light up when you spoke of him. And how much he did the same speaking of you.

Although I never met him, I loved him on WSAI and WING. I will surely miss his talent.