Bob Fass: Radio Personality

BOB FASS is credited as being “The Father of Free-form FM Radio.”  Not many radio presenters can say they have seen and heard first-hand what he has.  Bob Fass has broadcast over the New York region for over 50 years.  His radio program, “Radio Unnameable” was originally heard on WBAI in 1963.  Bob Fass has never allowed himself to be constricted by “rules.”  He always did what he wanted, including putting multiple people on the phone at the same time, impromptu interviews.  So many iconic artists would join Bob Fass on the radio, including Bob Dylan.  His show boasted the first performances of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” and Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr. Bojangles.”  Some of the other artists who have joined Bob Fass on “Radio Unnameable” Include Joni Mitchell, Otis Spann, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tiny Tim, Frank Zappa, Phil Ochs, Judy Collins, Phoebe Snow and so many others.  Bob Fass was the subject of a full-length documentary entitled “Radio Unnameable.”

In this interview, we get to the essence of a man who has been communicating for decades.  Of particular interest is what Bob Fass thinks the most important thing, his friendship with Bob Dylan and the importance of communication.  Bob Fass is a fascinating man.

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