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Legendary Free-Form Radio Host Bob Fass Dies at 87

HeadlineApr 26, 2021

The pioneering free-form radio host and counterculture icon Bob Fass has died at the age of 87. For more than five decades, Bob Fass hosted the program “Radio Unnameable” in New York, which first aired on Pacifica station WBAI in 1963. His program played host to a number of legendary musicians, including Carly Simon, Odetta, Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.

Bob Fass: “This is Bob Fass. We’re back on here with 'Radio Unnameable.' Remember I told you about 10 minutes ago that we were going to have somebody come up who wasn’t Shirley Temple? No” —

Bob Dylan: “Aw, come on now. Don’t do this to me.”

Bob Fass: “What — oh, I’m sorry. What am I doing to you?”

Bob Dylan: “I’m not supposed to do that. I’m not going to apologize for not being Shirley Temple. Come on.”

Bob Fass: “You want me to introduce you like Mike Wallace?”

Bob Dylan: “No, no, no. I want to be” —

Bob Fass: “All right. This is Bob Dylan.”

Bob Dylan: “No, no, no. Oh, [inaudible] to say that.”

Bob Fass: “Oh, I can’t say who it is? Oh, all right, OK.”

Click here to see our interview with Bob Fass talking about that conversation, “Radio Unnameable,” live radio and so much more.

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