Bob Weeks dead at 83


Veteran broadcaster Robert (Bob) Weeks died Thursday, March 11th in Sarasota, FL. He was 83.

Weeks began his radio career on air at WDAE-AM Tampa as in the 1960s. Soon thereafter he moved to sales, where his real talents were. He then partnered with home builder Jim Walter to acquire and manage a group of stations in Florida, known as Walter-Weeks Broadcasting. That group included WMFJ-AM & WJHM-FM Daytona Beach, WJNO-AM & WRMF-FM Tallahassee and WSPB-AM & FM Sarasota. All the Walter-Weeks stations were sold in the 80s.

Weeks later bought WQSA-AM Sarasota with partners Ron Crider and Thomas McCoy and also partnered with Crider in a cellular tower business that continues today.

Bob Weeks served on the board of the Florida Association of Broadcasters, CBS Network Affiliates Board and as President of the Bethume Cookman College Board.

A funeral service for Weeks was conducted Monday, March 15th in Sarasota.