Dr. Robert Snyder

snyderHis broadcast and broadcast education career spanned 45 years, beginning when he was a student at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and helped put that school’s AM radio station on the air in 1949. After graduating from Wartburg in 1954, he began his teaching career at Kansas State University, leaving there in 1964 to become the first full time faculty member in Radio-TV-Film at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Under his guidance, a Radio-TV-Film curriculum was developed, WRST-FM, the University’s educational radio station, was put on the air in 1966, and a low power student television station was developed. He was active with the WBA’s Public Service Committee and especially its Education Committee until his retirement from UW-Oshkosh in 1993. While broadcast education was his career, radio broadcasting was also a hobby for him as he hosted jazz radio programs on Kansas State University’s two radio stations and then again on WRST where he was heard weekly with his “Jazz City” program beginning in 1966.

Dr. Robert Snyder passed away on March 27, 2008.



  1. Chris Terry says:

    A great tribute. I spent so much time in the studio with Doc producing Jazz City and working with him on his instructional collection of Jazz Music. A huge influence on my professional career, and that of so many others I know.


  2. Wendy Brownell says:

    Dad died in 2008 not 2005

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