Friday, March 27, 2020

R.I.P.: Bob Allison, Longtime Detroit Radio, TV Personality

Bob Allison
Longtime Detroit broadcaster Bob Allison has died at age 87.  He
died Wednesday, March 25 after a recent fall in his home.

His time in the television and radio industry spanned 60 years.

By the 1960s, Allison was a local celebrity. He appeared on TV as the Twin Pines Dairy milkman on the "Milky’s Party" Time kids show and was host of the popular series "Bowling for Dollars," according to the Detroit Historical Society.

He was key in the development and growth of the television series "Bowling for Dollars." The show ran until about 2014.

He began on WWJ AM 950 back in 1962 with the popular radio show "Ask Your Neighbor." According to the Detroit Historical Society, the program consisted mainly of housewives calling in to share recipes and helpful tips with each other.

After his 17-year run at WWJ, Allison took his show took his show to WNZK 690 AM, where he was doing shows up until earlier this month.

His legacy remains as one of metro Detroit's most avid philanthropists, "committing time and millions of dollars to universities, health care organizations, arts groups and other worthwhile causes throughout the region."

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