Bob Steele on the Radio Book Launch


Thursday, October 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Hartford History Center, 3rd Floor
Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford

Come hear from local author Paul Hensler about his biography, Bob Steele on the Radio: The Life of Connecticut’s Beloved Broadcaster. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Hensler utlized the Bob Steele collection at the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library for some of his research.

For more than sixty years, Bob Steele was the radio voice of Southern New England, entertaining listeners of WTIC AM with his wit and humor and an inimitable style that kept listeners faithfully tuning in to his morning show. Capturing the nation’s highest market share, the National Radio Hall of Fame inductee maintained an unparalleled popularity through the latter half of the twentieth century.

This first ever biography of Bob Steele details both the home life and the award-winning broadcasting career of this Connecticut media legend, from his humble Midwestern roots to the pinnacle of radio fame. Steele and his “The Word for the Day” feature remain forever embedded in the memories of his many listeners.