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Bob Flynn Retires After 46 Years at WCSR

March 29, 2024

Bob Flynn

After more than 40 years on the air, Hillsdale radio icon will hang up his microphone at the end of the week.  Bob Flynn is retiring from McKibbin Media's WCSR-AM/FM

Bob’s radio career began as a part-timer during the summer of 1978 with WCSR.  Flynn told the Hillsdale College's Collegian that his father, Dale Flynn, worked at WCSR in the 1950s. “I would tag along with him and come down and watch him be on the radio and he’d let me do little things like find records for him, gather some of the news for him, things like that,” he said. “And I thought, ‘Well, this is cool. He gets paid for talking. I could do that.’”

He continued as part time/fill in until February, 1984, when he was hired by WXCM Radio (now WIBM) in Jackson doing afternoon drive.

Flynn told the Collegian he has had some emotional experiences while working at WCSR, such as when his former boss, Tony Flynn, died.

“He was 92 when he passed away,” he said. “But when he passed away, that was a tough day. Then they asked me to speak at his funeral. That was even tougher.”

Flynn said he also grieved when his former boss and WCSR owner Jamie McKibbin died in a boating accident in 2020. “It was tragic,” he said.

Flynn, referred to by many as "The Voice of Hillsdale" returned to WCSR in 1986 as afternoon drive host, and has remained in that position since.

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