These "Twisted Tunes" could be heard for free on his website. Rivers claims that more Twisted Tunes were written about the 1994 O. Simpson murder case than about any other individual; (based on the 1955 song "Hot Rod Lincoln", "Bronco" appears on the Twisted Christmas Boxed Set).
The Bob Rivers Show ran on KJR-FM from April 1, 2011 to August 8, 2014, ending on the twenty-five year anniversary of Bob's first day on air in Seattle.
The Bob Rivers Show cast at 95.7 FM included Spike O'Neill, a married couple who also contributed news and jokes on air.
KZOK gained world renown when they partnered with World Vision International for what was to be a one-day "radiothon" to sponsor 400 children in poor nations.
(Rivers credits director Arik Korman for "getting me started" with World Vision.
During his tenure with WAAF, Rivers started producing parody and novelty songs, both for the station and for the KATZ/Newcity "American Comedy Network", a radio syndication service that provided comedy material to local U. It went on to be included on Volume 2 of The Rhino Brothers Present the World's Worst Records and had a music video produced by Steve Rotfeld for Bob Uecker's Wacky World of Sports.
In 1987, Rivers released Twisted Christmas, which contained the Christmas music radio hit "Twelve Pains of Christmas", a parody of the holiday standard "The Twelve Days of Christmas". In the spring of 1988, at Baltimore radio station "98 Rock" WIYY-FM, as a lead morning show personality between 19, Bob Rivers gained national attention for an 11-day, on-the-air marathon during a Baltimore Orioles losing streak.
Later, three other Christmas-themed albums were released: More Twisted Christmas (1997); Chipmunks Roasting On an Open Fire (2000); and White Trash Christmas (2002).
Bob Rivers and his Twisted Radio show also produced many non-holiday parodies covering such topics as pop culture, politicians, and the various sports teams and players in the Seattle area.
Robert Rivers (born July 7, 1956 in Branford, Connecticut) is a retired American rock and roll radio on-air personality in the Pacific Northwest, as well as a prolific producer and songwriter of parody songs, most famous for his Christmas song parodies. The song was sung to the tune of Neil Sedaka's #1 1962 hit "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" and peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music chart.
Bob Rivers spent almost 6 years at WAAF in Worcester, Massachusetts (in the Boston market), as part of their successful Bob and Zip morning show with fellow on-air personality Peter "Zip" Zipfel. One of the first parodies he produced was "Breakin' Up Is Hard On You", about the lawsuit and the resulting Bell System divestiture, the court ordered split up of U. He followed it up with "Just a Big Ego," a parody of David Lee Roth's version of "Just a Gigolo".
He went public with their insult and at that point they took him off the air for the rest of his term. When he left, he thought enough of me to ask me to join him." Arriving at Active Rock radio station KISW-FM in Seattle in 1989, Rivers debuted a morning show with fellow radio host Sean Donahue, also from Baltimore. Rivers brought Spike O'Neill with him; Spike served as sportscaster, writer, and impressionist.