Bob Pritchard is a long term broadcaster, who is probably best known for launching and hosting the world’s first computer series, Computer Insider, in 1986 on CKO Radio. At it’s peak, the show was being carried from coast to coast in Canada and across the United States on radio. The television version was broadcast by CTV in Canada as a weekly 30-minute show with short feature segments in Canada AM and Night Beat News.
Prior to the launching of Computer Insider, Bob held several senior positions within the computer industry including General Sales Manager at Scarsdale Computers, the national distributor of Corona Computers and National Product Manager with responsibilities for all aspects of computer division at Superior Business Machines with 13 branches across Canada and hundreds of resellers.
After graduation, Bob worked in broadcast radio, primarily as an early morning DJ in various markets from Brockville to Hamilton in Ontario.
When the computer industry took a major downturn in 2001, Bob returned to mainstream radio weekends at AM640 in Toronto, hosting Toronto Weekend, Sound Solutions, the Power & Money Show and co-hosting the 2Bobs.
In 2005, Bob accepted a position at the Canadian Traffic Network as an airborne reporter, primarily flying over Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton, filing reports for Vinyl 95.3, CHML, Y108, Q107 and AM640. Later that year Bob was promoted to Operations Manger for Ontario, and in 2007 was named National Communications Manager.