About Bob Holder
A biography about Bob Holder. Wow, where do I start? I could write a book. Ok, here we go….
I was born in Washington, D.C. in 1962. I moved to Las Vegas in 1974, landed in Whitehall in 1976 and graduated, without ever taking a book home in 1980.
I was named after my dad, Robert Lee Holder, until he past away in 1980 when the artificial valve he needed in his heart stopped working. I was 17 at the time.
Why I chose to attend Williamsport C.C., I have no idea. I left after 3 weeks... Accounting was more than just numbers. 27 guys in one house...
OK… My uncle and grandmother lived in
Las Vegas so I went back and landed a job in the health club at the Rivera Hotel. A year later I was a licensed masseur in the health club at
Palace and was there for almost 3 years. There is not enough time to talk about the hundreds of celebrities and sports personalities I met and the things I did...What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...
Fast forward to 1990…after sleeping in my car and staying at the Romans house (thanks Helen), I got a job at Frito Lay. For 8 years I was a chip guy in
Allentown, and then one day I got the call. I heard a commercial while listening to the Bobby Gunther Walsh show that the station was hiring. I parked the truck and made the call, and a week later I chose a new career that was the best decision of my life. I am now in my 10th
year in the radio side of
Hollywood and loving it!
Here are some highlights of the last 30 years ……I went 2 and ½ rounds with Hector Camacho before attending a meeting with him and Bob Arum about a fight deal with Boom Boom Mancini, Hung out back stage with the Gatlin Brothers and friends Barbara Mandrell, Linda Carter, Willy Nelson and others. Played Basketball with Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns, and in 2001 I was at The Super Bowl on Radio Row, The MLB All-Star Game and Vegas.