Who Is Bob Griffin?



The Bob Griffin Show on KEEL News Radio 710
Sunday Mornings at 5:30 AM

The Bob Griffin Show also heard on the East Texas on Hanszen Radio Group: KGAS Carthage, KMHT Marshall, and KPXI Henderson.

What's Up Bob? on KEEL News Radio 710
A two minute DAILY feature Monday-Friday Afternoons between 5 and 6 PM

Griffin's Potpourri heard daily on the East Texas on Hanszen Radio Group: KGAS Carthage, KMHT Marshall, and KPXI Henderson.

People To Meet, Places To Go, Things To See And Do
That's what you'll hear about on the Bob Griffin Radio Show. His half-hour shows and radio columns feature everything from travel to sports to Christian subjects of interest. His interviews are positive, upbeat, interesting and full of information. On the Bob Griffin Radio Show, the subject for the day is just a starting point. For example, a football coach talks not only about his sport, but about his way of life that surrounds his job. You don't just hear about where a good vacation spot is, you learn why. Or you might learn what an evangelist and his family do for fun when he's not preaching. The theme of the show is constructive - not destructive. It's about the good things in life, not the bad.

In television in Shreveport-Bossier for 57 years, after 47 years at KSLA TV, Bob went to KTBS TV. Today, Bob does a weekly feature, ArkLaTex Football Legends, where he covers a Friday night high school football game, Griffin's Game. After the game he presents the winning coach and his team with a football, Griffin's Ball.

Bob stays busy when he's not on the air. Years ago he undertook a project he felt strongly about - travel the Ark-La-Tex and tell people about what a good place Shreveport-Bossier and the Ark-la-Tex is to live. Bob speaks to civic, social and church groups about having "Pride in the Ark-La-Tex" and things the community is doing right. He wants people to be aware of the many things that make the Shreveport-Bossier and area special. Bob was appointed Shreveport-Bossier's "Goodwill Ambassador" by former Shreveport Mayor Keith Hightower and former Bossier Mayor George Dement.

Today, Bob works with Community Renewal, a non-profit which encourages people to care for each other.

Bob wants to tell people in person, on radio and TV and over the internet, about all the great things there are to see and do, places to go and people to meet – not only in his home town but throughout the south, the country and around the world: good and morally proper things to see and do and people to meet.

Bob also speaks to church groups about the all-important role God has played in his life. Often Bob's talk are also centered on sports or travel. Bob never charges a fee to speak or make an appearance on behalf of his community.

The Early Years

From Fort Smith, Ark., Bob attended the University of Arkansas and the University of Nebraska. After college he worked for a movie company in St. Louis and appeared in an Off-Broadway show in New York.

When he returned to Arkansas, he went to work for a radio station in Fort Smith and then moved on to Texarkana. After joining KSLA in 1961 as a staff announcer he had a children's show "Bob and His Buddies" through the 1960's. A short time after arriving at KSLA Bob began doing both sports and weather and after several years of doing both concentrated solely on sports.

Along the way Bob was known for his travel stories which not only aired on KSLA TV but throughout the Southwest and in some cases nationally and internationally. His favorite local series was Griffin's Ark-La-Tex. Today Bob is busier than ever promoting the positive things about the Ark-La-Tex.


  • In 2000, the Independence Bowl Foundation honored Bob as the "Sportsman of the Year."
  • Shreveport Optimist Club named Bob "Mr. Shreveport" of 2004.
  • In 2005 the North Louisiana Chapter of National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame honored Bob for his Contribution to Amateur Football.
  • In 2005 Bob was inducted into Centenary College's Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Bob was named the 2005 Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
  • Bob was the local Honorary Finance Chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America 2005 and 2006.
  • Bob was also named the Honorary Chairman of the local Diabetes Association’s 2005 America’s Walk for Diabetes.
  • Bob is on the Board of directors of the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions and the M.S. McNaughton North Louisiana Chapter of the National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame.
  • Bob was honored with the 2009 Distinguished Service Award by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association at the Annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.
  • In 2015, Bob was honored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2018, the Mid-America Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences inducted Bob into the Gold Circle for his contribution to television broadcasting.

He also works regularly with Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal who presented him with the prestigious “Bridge Award” for his contributions to his community. Bob also helped Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator in the creation of the Sheriff's Safety Town which is adjacent to South Park Summer Grove Baptist Church.

A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport. His wife, Denise, is Children's Director of the Church. Denise and Bob have twin daughters. Both are married. Bob has ten grandchildren.

Younger Griffin

On The Road With Griffin

Bob Griffin