BY KEITH SPERA | The Times-Picayune, NOLA.com | Apr 6, 2023
Bob Walker spent four decades on New Orleans airwaves, most prominently as the afternoon deejay at the mighty WTIX 690 AM.
At 76, Walker is long retired from radio. But he’s still spinning classic hits, albeit on a different platform: his online radio station, YatRadio.com.
Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, YatRadio.com airs golden oldies mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s for more than 8,000 members of the station’s Facebook group and drop-in listeners.
Walker personally programs the entire playlist. Recurring program blocks include “Fun with the ‘50s,” “Breakfast with the ‘60s,” “Poppa Stoppa Original New Orleans Oldies Hour,” “Fun and Timeless Hits” and “Backseat Memories.”
“Somebody’s got to keep these songs alive while people who listened to us at WTIX are still here,” Walker said.