Bob Greenlee has been involved in the radio and television broadcasting industry for over 50 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunicative Arts and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Iowa State University.
Bob first became interested in radio as a teenager and secured an amateur radio license in 1957 and remains an active “ham” today. Bob met his wife Diane while both attended Iowa State at a time when Bob was managing the campus radio station. While on campus he worked at WOI-FM as well as WOI-TV and spent three summer breaks working at KMTV in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
After graduation Bob helped to built one of Iowa’s largest advertising agencies in Des Moines, Iowa that specialized in producing ads both for radio and television. In 1975 Bob and Diane purchased their first AM radio station in Boulder, Colorado. Two years later they acquired an FM station in Boulder and in the 1980’s Bob purchased an AM and FM station in Omaha. They also owned stations in Tucson, Arizona and Vail, Colorado.
Bob became involved in local politics while living in Boulder and served on the city council there for over 16 years, acting as mayor during his last two years on council. In 1998 he was the Republican Party’s candidate for Congress in Colorado’s Second Congressional District.
Bob is now retired but has continued to serve on a number of public and private charitable organizations. In 1998 Bob and Diane provided a lead gift to Iowa State University to endow the Greenlee School of Journalism. He is author of a self-published book Life Among the Ancient Ones, the story of a Southwest archaeology project Bob and Diane were involved with near Cortez, Colorado. The Greenlee’s have two grown children and three grandchildren who all currently live near Boulder.