Ryan Lefebvre, Royals Broadcaster : “The first thing that stands out about Bob is the voice. It’s so powerful and classic. When he spoke, you could feel your ribs vibrate. That is how powerful it was.
Bill Self, Kansas Basketball Coach: “Bob is excellence. He’s the best I have heard. But he is even a better person than he was a broadcaster.”
Kevin Harlan, CBS, TNT, Westwood One Broadcaster: “Bob has the most unique crescendo of a big call that I have ever heard. But because he is a Kansan, a product of the Midwest, his delivery is warm and folksy.”
Danny Manning, Kansas basketball letterwinner, 1985-88: I remember as a player going to our basketball banquets and being amazed at how good Bob was. He was the emcee. He did it so smoothly, with great humor and personality. And then, when they played the highlight film, they used clips of his broadcasts over the footage. I was thinking, how does he know to say the right thing at the right time all the time? I can see why fans enjoyed listening to him.