Bob Collins joined WGN Radio in April, 1974 hosting weekdays 2-4pm and Saturdays 6:30-9:30pm. A year later, he added a 7-9pm weekday shift (the Saturday show would soon end). In June, 1981, became the afternoon drive host, working 2-6pm. On July 7, 1986, Bob switched shifts with Wally Phillips and became the new morning drive host. Bob Collins died on February 8, 2000, after a mid-air collision.