Bob Maxwell, 78; Radio Personality Also Worked in Film

From Staff and Wire Reports

Bob Maxwell, 78, a radio personality in New York City and Detroit who also had small roles in the films "City Heat" and "Tough Guys," died Dec. 24 in Palm Springs of complications from multiple strokes.

Born in Custer, Ky., Maxwell served as a medic in the Navy during World War II and participated in the D-day invasion. He earned his bachelor's degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.

He started in radio in the Detroit area and appeared on "The Lone Ranger." He later became a well-known disc jockey in Detroit at WJLB and WWJ. His radio shows included "Platter Chatter" and "Maxwell & the Music."

He moved to New York City in the early 1960s and hosted such programs as "The Bob Maxwell Show" and "College Quiz Show" on WCBS. He later worked for WABC.

He also did voice-overs on commercials for a number of products, including Anacin pain reliever and Aim toothpaste. He moved to Los Angeles in 1981.

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