Bob Naujoks

DJ at KCCK Radio 88.3 FM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Born near Cleveland, Ohio, art and jazz have been dual loves over Naujoks' lifetime, starting at South Milwaukee (Wis.) High School. Naujoks attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison. While a 19-year-old student, his first big interview was with the members of one of the biggest acts of the day: The Four Freshman, who were playing a school prom. Bob has his MA and MFA in Design from the University of Iowa. He served two years at Ft. Leonard Wood where he announced ball games and interviewed two famous names when they played the military base: big band leaders Harry James and Stan Kenton. After the army, Naujoks went into radio work at Wausau, Wis., later taking a TV job in St. Joseph, Mo. He came to Cedar Rapids as WMT-TV's art director in October, 1966, and has been in the area ever since. Bob Naujoks has worked in radio and television, writing, producing and announcing, and creating graphic arts. He retired after 30 years teaching art at Mount Mercy College, and became an adjunct professor teaching drawing and 2-D design at our very own-- Kirkwood Community College. His work has appeared in many regional exhibitions, as well as magazines and several books. Three large stained glass panels are on permanent display at Wartburg College, Waverly, and another at First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. As an artist, Bob calls himself a "generalist" because he does artwork in a wide variety of media. In 1987 he began sharing his love of jazz at KCCK 88.3, and he's still on the air 30 years later.