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ROBERT SCOTT STEINBRINCK, 82, passed away on June 17, 2015. He was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to his parents Lester and Gladys Steinbrinck. From childhood he aspired to be a voice on the radio. His first opportunity arose at WCAZ in Carthage, Illinois, where he was a college student. He played records and read the news for 90 cents an hour. After graduating from Carthage College in 1954, he did a two-year stint in the Army and one year of graduate school at the University of Illinois. He held his first radio news job in Janesville, Wisconsin. His next position was as a newsman at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois. From there he moved up to become News Director at WAAP in Peoria. He then relocated to Riverside, California, to be News Director of KPRO. While living in Riverside, he broadcast RCC basketball, every race at Riverside International Raceway, the early years of racing at the Ontario Motor Speedway and the Long Beach Grand Prix. He spent the majority of his career as a newsman at KMPC in Hollywood working for Gene Autry. Bob garnered ten Golden Mike awards, broadcast UCLA football and basketball games and, as KMPC's Washington correspondent, he traveled with President Ford on his trip behind the Iron Curtain to the Helsinki Accord. For over 20 years he wrote a weekly column for the Riverside County Record. He also voiced his column on InlandNewsToday.com for the past three years. An avid golfer, Bob was an Honorary Life Member of the PGA and member of Victoria Club. Further, for his achievements in sports broadcasting, he had been inducted into the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Marjorie; his children Scott Steinbrinck (Susan), Susan Lord (John), Julie Springston, and five grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at Eden Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on July 7 with a reception following at Victoria Club.


Published in Press-Enterprise on June 21, 2015
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