1370 Connection Host
Bob Smith, host and producer, "1370 Connection"
Bob Smith has been in broadcasting since before his 20th birthday, when he landed his first full-time radio job as a reporter/anchor for a Syracuse station while simultaneously enrolled in graduate school.
Since then, Bob has not only covered and reported the news for stations in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, but earned a Ph.D. in American political and legal history from Cornell University, taught undergraduate American political and diplomatic history courses at Cornell, and managed and co-owned a Rochester-based manufacturing firm supplying component parts to worldwide customers in the auto and aerospace industries as well. In the midst of all that, he's found time for community service, having worked as a member of the Board of Directors of the Rochester Rotary Club and the Small Business Council of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. He's also author of the first of a series of major task force reports for the Urban League of Rochester which helped launch public school reform in the city.
It's that varied background in business, broadcasting and community service that Bob has brought to the Rochester airwaves since 1988 as host of WXXI-AM's daily afternoon talk program, "1370 Connection." We've covered the world on :"1370 Connection," talking with newsmakers and opinion makers about issues that span the globe, AND hit close to home here in the Western and Central New York region. We cover our neighborhood in the global village every weekday.