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Tailing the Komets

Bob's last day at WOWO


These are by Chad Ryan, and you can click on them for larger sizes. The group shot includes clockwise from left, Charlie Butcher, Bob Chase, Don Chevilet, mayor Tom Henry, Michael Franke, Len Thornson and Eddie Long share the studio as WOWO 1190 AM held a retirement party named "Bob Chase Day" to commemorate Chase's final broadcast for the radio station on Friday.

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Blake Sebring
Fri, 06/05/2009 - 11:54am

Here's the mayor's proclamation; you can see the County's by clicking on the link at the top of the story.

WHEREAS, Bob Chase has worked at WOWO radio for 56 years, serving as general announcer, sports director, afternoon jock, play-by-play announcer and world-class sock-hop host; and

WHEREAS, Bob Chase has served as an inspiration to thousands who all decided after listening to him they wanted A) his job and B) to be just like him; and

WHEREAS, No one in history has done more to promote Fort Wayne on a regional and national level; and

WHEREAS, Though he's an adopted son from the Upper Peninsula, no one has ever represented Fort Wayne so proudly.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, THOMAS C. HENRY, Mayor of the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, do hereby proclaim, June 5, 2009, as


in Fort Wayne, and encourage all citizens to recognize the significant role Bob has played in our community

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 12:49pm

Congrats Chaser, now you and Murph go have fun ALL the time instead of just when you're not working!

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 3:25pm

Congratulations, Bob! You will be sorely missed by all your coworkers and listeners. You have been an inspiration to thousands over all these years and we appreciate everything you have done for the City of Fort Wayne and Komet hockey. You definitely deserve some time off for yourself and Murph, so have a great summer and we'll see you back in time for Komet Hockey next October.