Robert Kruithoff a.k.a. Big Rob K is KOOL 92.9’s Night Guy.
When I was in the 4th grade, my grandparents bought me an AM/FM clock radio. I was fascinated with the fact that I could get K-TWO out of Salt Lake City, or XTRA from Tijuana, or KLZ-Rock AM all the way from Texas. My friend Tim’s older brother worked at KBOZ in Bozeman and took us out to the radio station one day. After seeing the place where broadcasts originated from, I was hooked! After high school, I tried college first, but that didn’t work out, so I got my first radio job at KAAK/K99 in October of 1989. I started the way many did back in the last century, board operating basketball games and Casey’s Top 40, and spinning real, vinyl 45’s on turntables, while honing my on-air skills during the overnights. After hearing air checks of some of the big time DJ’s of the era, I knew I wanted to go big time. In order to go big, you got to get out of Great Falls. So I joined the Army to get out of dodge. After completing jump school at the US Army Airborne school at Ft Benning, GA, I ended up at Ft Bragg, NC jumping out of airplanes for a living. Once I was done putting my knees in the breeze it was back to radio. I worked weekends at WDCG/G105 in Raleigh, NC before I got out of the Army. Then I worked nights at WRCQ/Rock 103.5, Fayetteville, Afternoons at WSRV/Star 92.9 in Dover, and WSTW/Wilmington. Then my dreams came true, and my hard work paid off, and I ended up as the Assistant Production Director of WWZZ/WWVZ, Z104 in Washington DC. In 2000, I left radio to go back to college, and moved my family back to Great Falls in 2002. I started calling sports for the Central Montana Radio Network a year ago, and was then subsequently invited to be your Night Guy on KOOL 92.9.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 28 years. I have 2 grown kids, 3 daschunds, and 10 guitars, plus I do professional photography. I love playing the KOOLest music on the radio and bringing you Montana’s Classic Hits and Oldies 5 nights a week on KOOL 92.9