Rob Creighton

(Mark Umstot, 2012 Mark Umstot Photography)
(Mark Umstot, 2012 Mark Umstot Photography)
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Updated: 7/18 6:19 pm
More Music Morningsw/ Rob Creighton

Hi, I’m Rob. I was adopted by Mary Ellen and Bob Creighton soon after my birth in Kansas City.  I don’t know when they told me I was adopted; it’s just something I’ve always known.  As a family we moved from rural Missouri to Philadelphia, finally settling in the suburbs of Chicago.  Some of my career highlights growing up include being an alter server at St. Gerald’s, serving as patrol captain in 8th grade, working as a student athletic trainer in high school and cooking hot dogs and pretzels for the vendors at Soldier Field before Bears games. 

In 1997, I met my wife Kathy on the internet.  That was back in the days when meeting someone on the ’net was less common and made people wonder if she might be an axe murderer (she‘s not).  At midnight on January 1, 2000, I asked her to marry me and placed a “stunt” engagement ring on her finger.  The next day we went shopping for the “real” ring and enjoyed a New Year’s lunch at a Chinese buffet after raiding our bank accounts to put a down payment on a nice rock.  We were married June 22, 2002. 

Kathy’s my best friend, co-conspirator and biggest fan.  Together we enjoy seeing movies, drinking cherry Icees,  watching way more TV than is probably healthy, Friday night pizza night, road trips, our little inside jokes and being the parents of an energetic seven-year old border collie/black lab named Georgia.  Several of our family members live in the Dallas area including Kathy’s folks, my brother-in-law and his wife and our niece and nephew. 

I never intended to get into radio. I was planning on working in the film or television industry, or becoming a certified athletic trainer. But once I walked into the college radio station, I never walked out. I’m what you would call a radio geek -- someone who spends more time than is healthy thinking about radio. But hey, it’s more fun than anything else I‘ve ever done.

For the one or two fellow radio geeks out there who actually care about where I’ve been and what I’ve done:

I began my career in Chicago at Loyola University’s WLUW Energy 88.7 in 1992; joined 102.3XLC in 1995; moved to Champaign, IL and worked for WQQB in 1999; moved to Joliet, IL in 2001 and worked at WRXQ.  In 2005, I worked in Lansing, MI at WVIC. Then I took a year off and sold cars.  After that, I moved to Lafayette, IN in 2007 to work for WSHP and then moved across town to WKOA this summer and now I’m here at Yes FM. Looking at all of that, I guess you could say I have a thing for college towns that start with “L”!  You could also say that’s a ton of moving, so I gotta send a shout out to my mover Jon, who has expertly transported my belongings to and from all of these places.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope you enjoy the show! I look forward to having great times with you each morning and living here in beautiful Lubbock, Texas.

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