Bob Allison 50th Anniverary of “Ask Your Neighbor”
Veteran Detroit broadcaster Bob Allison is featured in the program about his life and career and Bob is honored in the DPTV studios by family, friends and well-wishers on the 50th Anniversary of his radio show “Ask Your Neighbor”. The program was taped March 18, 2012.
Let's take a stroll down memory lane and imagine what it was like in Detroit, circa 1962. Lunch hour crowds were jamming downtown sidewalks and kids lined up at street corners to sneak a first look at the shiny new models on auto carriers heading for dealerships. On February 5th of that year, WWJ-AM launched the first Ask Your Neighbor show with Bob Allison at the microphone. It wasn't long before the mostly housewife audience catapulted the show to number one in what was then the fifth largest radio market in the country. Ask Your Neighbor is still on the air and can be found at WNZK, 690-AM on the radio dial, from 9-11a.m. Monday through Friday.