Bob Carter


NAME: Bob Carter (“BCintheAM”)

HOMELY: Port Townsend


: Peninsula College (Port Angeles) and Western Washington University (Bellingham)

CAREER GOAL: Steady employment

PERSONAL GOAL: “Pour some sugar on me, and throw me to the lesbians!”

BC was allegedly born to parents, and has since been borne, more or less cheerfully, by friends and the public-at-large. He died and went to Radio in 1984 at a small station in Port Angeles, WA. (KONP–which stands for “Olympic National Park” or “Koin-Operated” radio, depending on whom you ask) In 1986 BC realized the error of his ways and moved to Bellingham, WA, the land of milk and his honey, Karen. There he has served in various positions (some, deemed by the Kinsey Institute to be physically impossible) at KPUG, KGMI, KAFE and KBAI radio. Eventually, only KISM would have him. He struggles to make a good impression between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. (The rest of the week he doesn’t even try) He’s also your host for the Midnight Snack, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at midnight.

You’ve heard of Aquarius, rising? He’s Cancer, spreading. Being a Cancer, Bob’s a family man, and likes nothing more than spending time with his wife and two girls, Jessie and Libby (overfed beagles). He wants someday “to become a real boy”. His favorite quote is, “Life is one long process of getting tired.” (Samuel Butler) He describes himself as “my favorite character in American fiction”.

BC was not dropped on his head when he was born, so he has no excuse.

His heroes are his father; writers Paul Rhymer, Charles Beaumont, Fredric Brown, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Philip Jose Farmer, Charles Fritch, Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury and Clifford D. Simak;D.J.’s Dr. Demento and “The Greaseman”; comedians Stan Freberg, Spike Jones, Ernie Kovacs and Tom Lehrer.

His favorite type of music is “all of the above.”


“He has a nice rhythm, but is hard to dance to.”

“He makes me laugh! (but looks aren’t everything)”

“He has the ability to take a mundane topic…and make it banal.”

“He’s an enigma surrounded by a mystery.”

BC’S PROUDEST MOMENT: “I would have taken first place in the pie-eating contest at the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden, but the cow stepped on my neck!”

BC’s  Fun with real audio–Weapons Of Cash Destruction


Picture courtesy of Yary Photography

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