The Crew
Robert D. Raiford

Where were you born?

Concord, NC. December 27, 1927, 5:00am. Room 202 Concord Hospital

Hometown and high school?

Concord, NC.
Concord High School


University of South Carolina
BA Journalism, MA Mass Communication. Also attended Duke University and American University (Washington, DC)

Favorite pastime?

Motorcycling, flying, reading, experiencing nature

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Never grew up!

Duties with the Big Show?

Commentator and Essayist

Favorite food?

Ice Cream

Favorite movie?

The Wild One

Favorite song?

My Way

Favorite band of all time?

Glenn Miller

How did you get started in this business?

Broadcasting baseball games play by play while in High School.

Any entertainment background you wish to include?

Johnny Come Lately movie actor. Speaking parts in 28 films.

Any odd habits?


Marital status?

Married to a good woman, 25-years my junior.


Four that I know about. Six grandchildren.

What famous person would you like to meet?


If you could be any celebrity for the day, who would it be?

Frank Sinatra

First car?

1940 Packar

What would be your ultimate vacation?

Going to Heaven

Favorite saying?

Who says that? I say that.

Best memory on the show?

The Armageddon commentary.

Most interesting guest?

James Gregory

Hopes for the future?

To survive to see it.

Anything else you would like to add?


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