Robert Workman

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THE BASICS:

On Air: M-F, 5-9am with traffic reports 4 times an hour (plus the Fun Little Game [woo-hoo!] and other silly stuff)

Birthday:October 3. Year? Every year.

Your sign:  Speed Limit 75. (Libra. Year of the Rat.) Also, from the Underground in London:  Mind the Gap

Hometown: Born in Selbyville, Delaware.   Moved to Bladensburg, MD, after 3rd grade.  Lived in the DC suburbs through college.

Where do you live now?  Near an airport. Just in case.

Family (ie. married, kids, etc.)?  Our dog Patches allows my fabulous teenage daughter Renee and I to live with him, as long as we provide water, food, treats and love. I have a sister in Maryland, another in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, each with their families.

College: Not again! I already graduated from the University Of Maryland with a BA in US History.  There was less of it to learn then.

Favorite Sports Teams:  Orioles, Nationals, Ravens, Capitals, Maryland, Notre Dame football, Chelsea soccer, US Women’s National Team soccer, St. Paul VI high school sports.

Hobbies:  I like to read and write. Most of my writing comes in the form of making snarky comments on Twitter (and deleting most of them before I hit enter). I love crosswords, logic puzzles and Sudoku. Traveling is still a lot of fun–we’re going to Australia this year! On TV, I gravitate toward sports, space science, history shows about WW2, Civil War, and so forth, and vintage TV shows.

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM LISTENERS AND MY FELLOW B101.5 PERSONALITIES (THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING)…

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  5 foot 8. Made it.  Also, 2nd baseman for the Orioles. Missed it. There’s still those fantasy camps, though.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?  Chocolate fudge brownie.

Favorite Song?  “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer.  Second song I ever sang to my wife.

Favorite Artist?  JMW Turner, an Impressionist. Love the way he makes the skies swirl, like the entire world is inside a snow globe.  Musically, I couldn’t pick just one.

Favorite Movie?  “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Favorite Book?  The Glorious Burden, a history of the American Presidency.

Favorite TV/Netflix Show?  Adam Ruins Everything

What are you watching now?  I have begun to re-watch Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the TV episodes and their movies. And the traffic cameras.

What are you reading now?  Grateful American, by Gary Sinise. That guy deserves a Medal of Freedom, though he would probably decline. Humility is in short supply these days.

Favorite vacation spot?  Williamsburg is our go-to vacation, but anyplace I can be horizontal with a sudoku book and a cold beverage, I’m good.

If you could meet anyone alive today, who would it be and why?  I’d like to meet Mike Rowe and Gary Sinise, who seem very down to earth. And I think I would like to meet President Trump, away from cameras and Twitter, just to see what’s what.

If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be and why?  My grandparents. I only knew one of the four, and I would love to be able to hear their views of the world a century ago. I wouldn’t turn down the chance to meet Abraham Lincoln or Babe Ruth, either.

What is your guilty musical pleasure (ie. what artist/song would you usually not admit you love)?  There are a few old songs, like Wedding Bell Blues by the 5th Dimension, Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips, and This Will Be by Natalie Cole, that I have always loved belting out. I adjust the words slightly.

Do you play an instrument?  My voice is my instrument.  I can plink on the piano and toodle the clarinet a little.  Always wanted to learn to play the bass guitar.

If you can only choose one…Wine…Whiskey…Beer…Liquor or Water?  Water, on the rocks.

If you were on Survivor, what skill would make you valuable to the tribe?  Creating shade for the tribe.

Favorite Disney Character and Why?  Winnie the Pooh. Underestimated, but a winner in the end.

Favorite TV character?  Dr. Sam Beckett, Quantum Leap. Traveling through time to put right what once went wrong. And he understands String Theory.

If you won the lottery today…what is the first item you would buy?  Lunch.  For everyone.

If you could choose your last meal…what would it be?  An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.  Keep the bacon coming.

If you went to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, which House would the Sorting Hat place you in?  Why?  I’d like to be in Gryffindor, but I think I’m probably not clever or bold enough. I would likely be in Hufflepuff, no shame there.

Favorite Candy?  100 Grand bars.

If you auditioned on American Idol, what song would you sing?  Bad Time by Grand Funk Railroad

Favorite WKRP In Cincinnati moment?  Anything with Bailey Quarters in it or Les Nessman doing sports.

Favorite quote?  “To be is to do” — Socrates.  “To do is to be” — Sartre.  “Do be do be do” — Sinatra

You might be surprised to know this about me….?  Trapper and I have the same birthday (I got it first, though).

Favorite Crayola Crayon Color?  Forest Green