Bob Branson

Host

Bob is the local KUT host weekdays from noon to 4 p.m., during Here and Now, The World, and the BBC News Hour. Bob has been at KUT since 1986, beginning as a volunteer reader on SoundSight, a Sunday morning news-reading program for blind and reading-impaired listeners. He went on to co-host SoundSight, and host a weekday evening call-in program called Access that aired through the early part of this century. Bob was also a part-time local host of NPR’s All Things Considered until taking that time slot full time in late 2001.

Bob’s Radio/TV/Film degree is from the University of Kentucky. After graduating he worked at six Louisville radio stations ­– covering weekend news at a powerhouse station, serving as news director for a tiny 1000-watt daytimer, and taking several stints as a DJ. When he left radio to join the federal government, he wound up with everyone’s dream job – doing public relations for the IRS. After experiencing all the fun that job allowed, Bob retired and returned to his first love, live radio.