Robert S. “Bob” Sievers was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1917. Famous for being on WOWO Radio for 51 years, Sievers was beloved. He cherished his community and viewed his audience as friends and neighbors. He was helpful, kind and embraced a strong work ethic. 

“If it is to be, it is up to me,” was his motto. 

As a child, he was determined to be a radio announcer. With persistence, he got a chance to be on WOWO Radio through his church group as a teenager. Then in 1936, as a high school student, he got his first real job at the station. He would go on to host one of the longest-running radio shows in history, Little Red Barn, followed by The Good Morning Team, which was one of the highest-rated morning programs in the country. 

In 1987, he retired after his 51 years on air, of which he only took two breaks to serve in World War II and the Korean War. 

Robert S. “Bob” Sievers died on September 3, 2007.

He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017.