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Resolution of Toledo City Council

At the meeting of Toledo City Council on March 24, 2008
Council President Mark Sobczak introduced a resolution
Bob Martz for Fifty Illustrious Years in Toledo Radio

Mark Sobczak, Ragtime Rick, and Bob Martz

WHEREAS, Bob Martz has spent almost his entire career in Toledo, starting at WSPD in 1958; and

WHEREAS, Bob Martz was the youngest Station Manager in Booth Broadcasting, Inc. history at WTOD in 1966; and

WHEREAS, Bob Martz started the first R & B station, WKLR - Kooler 99 in 1968; and Toledo's first country station, WKKO which remains the top overall rated station to
this day; and

WHEREAS, Bob Martz holds the distinction of remaining on air in Toledo longer than any other radio personality, including his current show on Saturday mornings on WCWA from 9 til noon; and

WHEREAS, Bob Martz has won numerous local, regional and national awards for his creative writing and comedy radio commercial productions for clients like General Motors, Texaco, The Miami Herald and others; and

WHEREAS, Bob Martz is an Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee the same year that NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and comedian Tim Conway were inducted; and

WHEREAS, Bob Martz is responsible for taking three Toledo radio stations from extremely poor rating to #1 positions over the span of his career, including WTOD, WOHO, and WCWA

Now therefore, Be it resolved that the Council of the City of Toledo recognizes Bob Martz for fifty years of dedication to Toledo broadcasting and asks all our citizens to join in extressing our deep appreciation for a lifetime of entertainment from this Toledo radio legend.

Sponsored by: Mark Sobczak, President of Toledo City Council

City Council Members
Michael Ashford                                                           Betty Shultz
Wilma D. Brown                  Mike Craig                     Frank Szollosi
D. Michael Collins             Joe McNamara                Tom Waniewski
Phillip Copeland             George Sarantou                Lindsay Webb

Attest: Gerald Dendinger, Clerk of Council




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