Country Top 40 Host Bob Kingsley Passes Away

By Cody Briana on October 17, 2019
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Sad news out of Texas this morning. National Radio Hall of Famer and Country Top 40 host Bob Kingsley passed away following a battle with bladder cancer, Country Aircheck reports. He was 80.

Kingsley’s radio career began in with the Armed Forces Radio Service station in Keflavik, Iceland in 1959. His early career stops included Country KGBS/Los Angeles and KLAC/Los Angeles, programming the latter following its flip into Country in 1970.

Four years later, Kingsley became the producer of nationally syndicated American Country Countdown. In 1978, Kingsley succeeded the show’s original host, Don Bowman, where he remained until 2005. In 2006, Kingsley launched Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, which he hosted until his passing.

He will be missed.

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