Bob Steel

The MAB has learned that longtime Michigan DJ/Air Personality Robert Arthur “Bob Steel” Leets passed away April 25 at age 76.

Under the stage name of “Bob Steel”, Leets became a well-known radio and car show DJ. He was a long time member of the Buick Club of America. He was actively involved in the Back to the Bricks event serving for fourteen years. He was also involved as the official DJ for the Sloan Museum for 25 years, and the Christian Cruisers for 10 years.

Steel’s radio career began when, as a kid, he pushed his nose against the glass to watch the DJ spin music at WNIL-AM In Niles, where he grew up.  Steel worked in radio from 1968 to 1977 before joining Motorola.  After retiring in 1989, he continued to spin music at car shows and later joined WFNT-AM in Flint, where he hosted a weekend radio program “Cruisin’ with Bob Steel” up to the time of his death.

Steel is survived by his wife, Judy, two children, two step-children and their families. Services were held April 30.

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