Listeners to Emmis’ WRKS-FM/98.7 Kiss FM know Bob Slade very well. He’s been the award-winning morning newsman (at times afternoons) since RKO started Kiss started 30 years ago.
While those years in live radio served him well, he never could have planned for what was about to happen on September 11, 2001.
In today’s installment of 9/11: New York Remembers, FishbowlNY talks with Slade for his memories of that fateful day.
“I was going back to my office, and all of a sudden I looked up and there was a flash,” Slade tells FishbowlNY.
The Kiss studios since 1996 have been located in the West Village, just a mile or so from the World Trade Center.
So Slade knew there was a problem. He monitored the police radio to get details about the first plane crash into the north tower.