|Rod Roddy was only at KQV for a short
time. Rod joined KQV April 25, 1960 for the 9 to midnight shift from KOMA
in Oklahoma City. He began his radio career while attending Texas Chrisian
University. In April 1961 Rod moved to KQV's morning show. His evening
show had been so successful that crowd control outside of KQV's showcase
studio had become a problem. Rod left KQV in June of 1961.
Rod's second career was as a television announcer. He was known for his booming voice and his flamboyant jackets. Rod's best known work was as the announcer on the Price is Right. Other game shows included Battlestars, Hit Man, Press Your Luck, Love Connection, and Family Feud. He was also the announcer on the ABC hit comedy "Soap".
On Monday, October 27, 2003, Rod Roddy passed way in Hollywood. Roddy, who suffered from colon and breast cancer, died at Century City Hospital. He was 66 years old. He had been hospitalized for two months.
Rod Roddy is a 2007 Legacy Inductee of the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.
The complete obituary fom Associated Press writers Jeff Wilson and Lynn Elber in Los Angeles is on the Obituary Page.
|Rod Roddy Airchecks|
|Rod Roddy Aircheck (1:16) 1960 Show Opening|
|Rod Roddy Aircheck (8:18) September 9, 1960|