Twice a year I post a tribute to Boots. On his birthday and on the anniversary of his passing. Boots Bell was a Youngstown Radio Icon. Boots was the king! Prominent radio personality, YSU instructor, Korean War Vet . He was also a friend and an inspiration. I had a chance to work with Boots for many years on WNIO and CD106. Boot's spirit is still very much alive with us here at The Wolf. Boots is the king of Youngstown DJ's. He was Youngstown radio. Bootsie was one of a kind. He had a great voice and a style all his own. Below are a few pictures of us back in the day. CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT ED O'NEIL'S SHOUT OUT TO BOOTS ON "MODERN FAMILY" This chapter from a book called Youngstown and Other Sorrows gives you a pretty good idea of what Boots was like, including comments from Jim Traficant . CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
BOOTS AND NEWSMAN-SIDEKICK TOM MORRIS ON LOCATION AT CROWN FORD
This is me and Boots with Indians Hall Of Famer Bob Feller Southern Park Mall
HERE WE ARE HOSTING A JAMBOREE AT MAHONING COUNTRY CLUB
BOOTS AS BABY NEW YEAR. DON'T KNOW HOW CASEY MALONE GOT HIM TO DO THIS ONE LOL!
BOOTS INTERVIEWING A LIZARD AT THE CORTLAND STREET FAIR
THE WNIO CREW IN 1983
Before photo-shop we used to do these mash-ups and he really got a kick out of this one.
HERE IS A PLACE MAT FROM THE GRAND OPENING OF THE AUSTINTOWN MC DONALDS IN 1981
NOBODY ROCKED A TUX LIKE BOOTS HERE HE IS AT A BRIDAL SHOW AT THE V.I.P