Bob Collins Photo Gallery

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  • What's that thing around Bob's neck?
  • Back in the days before photography, pencil drawings were used to capture Bob's likeness.
  • A picture of Bob shortly after arriving at WGN
  • 1980's Bob: I know that guy!
  • On the air at the Bradley Place studio
  • In the studio, 1990's Bob is ready for anything
  • Bob Collins and Spike Odell
  • Following Bob's death, John Welzenbach decided to pay tribute by creating this composite image. The photo was known to be one of Bob's favorite images of himself. You may recognize it from the shot of the mid 90's crew. This image, combined with the dramatic background, was displayed at Holy Name Cathedral during the Memorial Service.
  • Bob with Illinois Democratic Gubenatorial candidate Glen Poshard
  • Bob with Illinois Governor George Ryan
  • Contrary to popular opinion . . . Bob has no political biases
  • In the early 80's with then producer (and now Tribune Entertainment executive) Mike Adinamis
  • Bob with one set of the Chicago cast of Blue Man in flesh tones
  • (Left to right) Engineer Bob Broz, engineer Milt Owens, assistant Diane Huske, sports director Dave Eanet, news reporter Larry Schreiner, Bob Collins, news director Tom Petersen, meteorologist Roger Triemstra, producer Audrey Clarke, traffic reporter Evelyn Holmes, traffic-copter reporter Mike Mathis, engineer Ben Cortez
  • ob with newsman, sidekick, and partner in crime, Jim Loughman
  • Bob Collins and Jim Loughman doing the old afternoon show
  • Dennis FitzSimons, the vice president/director operations for Tribune Broadcasting Company presents Bob with a token of appreciation
  • Bob's 25th Anniversary at WGN Radio was celebrated April 1, 1999 with the requisite cake
  • Bob Collins 25th Anniversary Cake
  • The Radio 720 staff gather to congratulate Bob
  • The staff shows up in force (especially when there's free food)
  • Bob's 25th Anniversary group hug: producer Audrey Clarke (and her infamous sweater), (a distracted) program director Mary June Rose, the man of the quarter century - Bob Collins, news director Tom Petersen, and political analyst Paul Green (waiting for cake)
  • Surprise! A watch
  • Bob's dog Booger
  • Amber (producer Audrey Clarke) and account executive Mary Jo Deisler score some centerpieces at the Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  • Are two heads better than one? Here Bob holds a skull bowling ball as used by Janeane Garofalo in the movie Mystery Men. Listener Ron Dompke sent Bob this specimen.
  • Skully says, "Let's not lose our heads!"
  • Amber let's off steam with the rest of the producers at Marina Lanes (imagine the pins as . . .) Kathy & Judy producer Kurt Vanderah can be seen cheering her on in the background
  • Amber (producer Audrey Clarke) in her lair preparing for another award-winning morning show
  • Bob gets the scoop on the 2000 season from new Cubs manager, Don Baylor
  • Carol Marin returns to the studio to play with Bob
  • Bob Collins comparing facial hair and headwear with an aquatic friend
  • Up, Up, and Away in a beautiful balloon
  • Bob Collins - A day at the zoo
  • The Morning Crew on the Yacht Lyle Dean. (Clockwise from bottom left) News anchor Dick Sutliff, sports director Dave Eanet, assisstant Diane Huske, producer Audrey Clarke, traffic reporter Mary Van De Velde, assistant producer Scott Cameron, Bob, program director Mary June Rose
  • The Guys. (L-R) Tom Petersen, Bob, and Lyle Dean on the infamous "Yacht Lyle Dean."
  • WGN/Weather Channel's morning meteorologist Commander Steve "Hawkeye" Silverio. Those aren't just nicknames. He retired from the United States Navy with the rank of Commander and spent part of his naval career assigned to VAW squadrons flying the E2-C Hawkeye
  • WGN/Weather Channel's morning meteorologist Steve Silverio. Before beginning his broadcasting career, Steve had a long and distinguished career in the United States Navy, including a term as Director, Naval Aviation History in Washington DC
  • Commander Steve Silverio is at the controls for this pass in front of Lady Liberty shortly after the 1986 renovation
  • Morning Drive Anchor, News Director Tom Petersen. (There are so many comments we could make right now. We'll just say "nice socks" and leave it at that.)
  • Bob outside Wrigley Field before a Cubs playoff game on October 3, 1998. (Thanks to Cindy Radiger for this photo.)
  • 10/24/99 - WGN radio host Bob Collins is following the delegation led by Illinois Gov. George Ryan to Cuba, here on a tour of Old Havana. Collins will broadcast live from Havana on Monday, Oct. 24.
  • Bob broadcasts from the studios of Radio Havana back to Chicago via WGN Radio, and the world via wgnradio.com. His guest is Jorge Miyares, a reporter for the Deparamento Ingles, Radio Habana (note the Che Gueverra sticker on the studio window). (Photo courtesy Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune)
  • Producer Audrey Clarke and a Radio Havana engineer
  • Bob Collins Trip to Cuba
  • Bob Collins Trip to Cuba
  • Bob Collins Trip to Cuba
  • Bob Collins Trip to Cuba
  • Bob Collins Trip to Cuba
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Trip to Cuba
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Bob Collins Cuba trip
  • Governor and Mrs. Ryan arrive in Cuba
  • The Tribune Tower . . . looking up to the heavens
  • City of Chicago memorial banners looking north on Michigan Avenue
  • City of Chicago memorial banners looking north on Michigan Avenue
  • The shrouded showcase studio
  • A reflection of Chicago
  • Listener memorials outside the Showcase Studio.
  • ©2000 Tribune Media Services, Inc. Redistribution in whole or in part prohibited. This editorial cartoon by Dick Locher ran in the Sunday Chicago Tribune on February 13
  • A listener signs the condolence book in the Tribune Tower lobby (the billboard features [l-r] Bob's secretary Diane "Gabby" Huske, Bob, and producer Audrey "Amber" Clarke)
  • Bob's death impacted communities throughout the Chicago area
  • Dean Richards, Christine Collins, Spike O'Dell, and WGN Radio News Director Tom Petersen
  • Christine Collins (Bob's wife) and Dean Richards look at the sign briefly after Christine removed the cover
  • The dignitaries gathered for the dedication of Bob Collins Way and the unveiling of the street's sign. (Front row l-r: Gov. Ryan and his wife, Bob's wife Christine Collins, WGN Radio GM Steve Carver, WGN Radio PD Mary June Rose. Second Row l-r: Chicago Ald. Burton Natarus, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and wife, Illinois House Democratic Leader Michael Madigan. Also in the background: US Rep. Henry Hyde, Salvation Army rep Bob Bonesteel, Sect. of State Jesse White, Chicago Bears owners Ed and Michael McCaskey, WGN Radio reporter Larry Schreiner and many listeners and staff)
  • Dean Richards, who anchored the ceremony, and Spike O'Dell are happy to note the memorial to Bob
  • Chicago Alderman Burton Natarus sponsored the measure that led to the street being renamed in honor of Bob
  • Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks at the dedication (note the string on the sign cover has not been pulled yet)
  • The sign and the Tribune Tower, where Bob's voice boomed from
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