Born in Southampton and raised in Sag Harbor, NY. He joined Air Force in and soon found himself involved with Armed Forces Radio. About the same time WLNG was starting business as the radio station for the East End of Long Island. Bob joined forces with WLNG as a news reporter 1964 replacing Marv Albert as the high school football announcer. He created WLNG’s Live Five basketball team, which raised funds for numerous East End charities. He has been a part of the WLNG family for over 40 years. He was honored by Southampton Town by the late Southampton Town Supervisor, Vince Cannuscio, with a “Bob Bubka Day” proclamation. Bob is the co-author with Tom Clavin of The Ryder Cup Golf’s Greatest Event, forwarded by Jack Nicklaus.
1981 Bob started specializing in golf reporting/broadcasting working with the legendary voice of Notre Dame football, Al Wester. Building on his golf experience, in 1995 Bob was named The Voice of Tournament Radio Broadcasting which specialized in providing live golf reports to national sports networks, hosting "Outside the Ropes" golf show from the PGA TOUR heard on NBC Sports Internet site, www.golf.com. In 1999 Bob added the title of American Golf Correspondant to TalkSport Radio UK - the single largest commercial radio station in the UK.
Starting in 2004 “Outside the Ropes” moved to pgatour.com and Bob hosted a 4 hour show directly from the PGA TOUR until he was asked to be one of the first play by play announcers on the Sirius XM LIVE Play by Play coverage of the PGA TOUR which started up in 2006.
In 2010, The Grill Room Golf Show was born. Bob and Golf Channel's Alex Miceli co-host the ongoing nationally acclaimed show on Sirius208 XM93, the PGA TOUR Radio Network. Bob continues to be an integral part of the golf coverage on TalkSport Radio UK, to co-host The Grill Room and continues to do sports reports on WLNG.
He is known as "The Voice of Golf".