Looking Back: The Beginning of ‘Bob & Marianne in the Morning’
I always knew this day would come, but I never expected or wanted it to get here.
Today, it became official: Bob announced his semi-retirement, which also meant no more 'Bob and Marianne in the Morning', because how could you have a 'Bob and Marianne in the Morning' if you have no Bob?
Like I said, I knew this day would come and I knew for the past few months it was going to be soon and December 18th will be the day: the end of almost 19 years working with my husband. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be doing a lot of reminiscing, looking through and posting pictures, but what I want to do first is give a little insight into doing a morning show.
On April 7, 1997 we went on the air in a large, run-down, dilapidated, haunted building of which we called the 'Cornfields of Howell' without a clue of what we were doing - at least Bob had a radio background, but me? I came from a background of selling shoes for 12 years at Macys and more recently a very popular hostess in a very popular Chinese restaurant and oh wait, how could I forget the most important thing, the original name of the show…
The Bob Levy Show with Marianne written in tiny little itty bitty letters, seriously, why? Because Bob had a name and the company knew there would be a certain number of followers because of that and my role in this or (his) show was giving the weather, the lottery numbers, saying 'yes dear' and laughing.
So, like I said, in the next couple of weeks I'll be looking back through the years and hopefully you'll follow me through it. I promise you'll have a couple of good laughs, a few tears and even 'I can't believe you did that' moments.
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