Robert D. Raiford

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Robert D. Raiford (born December 27, 1927) offers liberal political and conservative social commentaries[citation needed] during the John Boy and Billy big show. He is from Concord, North Carolina and majored in communication at the University of South Carolina. Raiford got his start in broadcasting in 1944 by calling play by play at baseball games. His first real radio job was at WEGO in Concord, North Carolina. Raiford has played in 28 movies—he usually plays judge characters. He is best known for his quote "Who says that? I say that!", which is also the title of his book containing excerpts from his commentary from the show.

Early in his career, Raiford worked for WTOP radio and WTOP-TV, both CBS News affiliates. His best-known work was a live radio broadcast on WTOP, a CBS Radio affiliate, covering the state funeral of President John F. Kennedy.[1] He also worked at Charlotte radio station WBT. Raiford also hosted a show on WIST, which aired Charlotte's first telephone talk radio format.

He later taught Communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. From 1978 to 1986, Raiford was a news anchor and talk show host for Charlotte's NBC television affiliate. It was known as WRET-TV and then WPCQ-TV during his tenure there; it is now WCNC-TV.



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