On Air Talent – Host of the KOKE FM Morning Show weekdays
In bringing back KOKE FM, Bob Cole has realized a true dream in being able to create a renaissance of the most iconic radio station in Austin history.
Bob’s commitment to cultural preservation is demonstrated in his other business ventures as well. He owns Austin’s Hill’s Café and formerly The Tavern and Frisco Nighthawk restaurants. These cultural icons are alive today because Austinites remain committed to seeing this aspect of Austin’s unique character survive for future generations to enjoy.
Bob Cole is also the voice of The University of Texas Longhorn Band and the stadium announcer, with Bill Little, at all Longhorn home football games.
Bob Cole was Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2008. Bob has also been the CMA’s DJ of the Year in 3 different market size categories, as Austin’s population has grown.
Community Service is also a major part of Bob’s commitment-serving as Austin’s most visible and requested non-profit fundraiser event host, emcee and board member.
Married 34 years to wife Linda, a son, Jason, 25, who attends St. Edward’s University and daughter Amanda, 24, who attends Texas State University. Cole resides in deep South Austin with his family and 3 dogs and 3 cats.
Famous for coining the phrase, “Ain’t it great to be alive in Austin, Texas”.
A man who truly loves Austin— “Barbeque Bob Cole”