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Swingtime Saturday Night: Sex with the Couple Next Door in Tampa Bay

 INSIST, THEY’RE NOT ABOUT TO FORSAKE. By Bob Andelman and Linda Gibson (Originally published in… Continue Reading →

Lynne Austin: The Original Hooters Girl! INTERVIEW

(This story was written in June 1989. I believe it appeared in Tampa Bay Life later that year. I also believe that some of the original text was lost due to computer incompatibility.) By Bob Andelman It’s 4:30 p.m. and… Continue Reading →

My latest book: Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow! (Published 2013)

? Cool title, you say, but what’s it about? Here’s the scoop: The follow-up to the international bestsellers Don’t Gobble the Marshmallow…Ever! and Don’t Eat the Marshmallow…Yet! After facing many hardships and challenges, former chauffeur Arthur has come out on… Continue Reading →

Tampa Bay Weekly cover story on Wrap That Rascal written by Bob Andelman

Profile: Legendary Tampa Bay sportscaster Chris Thomas! PLAYERS 1991

By Bob Andelman (Originally published in Players, August 1991) The green blinking light is pressed. “Bobby from St. Pete, you’re at bat. Take a swing!” “Okay! I was at the airport the other day and Phil was there. He’s getting… Continue Reading →

Food Fight! Sweetbay to Publix: “See If You Can Guess What I Am Now!”

Interview: Shelly Broader, president of Kash n’ Karry/Sweetbay Supermarket. By Bob Andelman (This story originally appeared in the October 2005 issue of the Maddux Business Report, published in St. Petersburg, Florida. The story below is the unedited version and includes… Continue Reading →

R.I.P., Jon Rock n Roll Anthony

(I used to write a bi-weekly column, “RadioRadio,” for Players magazine in the Tampa Bay area. The following story about the late Q105 DJ Jon ‘Rock & Roll’ Anthony, originally appeared there in 1990. Read more about Anthony at… Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life of Bill McBride and Alex Sink, 1989! FLORIDA BUSINESS

(Former Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride died suddenly today, December 23, 2012. It saddened me greatly as I always enjoyed interviewing him and just being in his company over the years. He and his wife, Alex Sink, were delightful… Continue Reading →

I was nervous when I heard yesterday today that The Sun newspaper in London (circulation: 2.385 million) would be publishing a review of “Fans Not Customers” by Vernon Hill and Bob Andelman today. But I guess I worry too much:… Continue Reading →

All hail the Jingle King, Jeff Arthur! MADDUX BUSINESS REPORT

  By Bob Andelman (Originally published in Maddux Report, 1989) Some might say that jingle writing isn’t an art, it’s just advertising.Maybe. But there is a certain melodical, redundant appeal to a well-done jingle that is at once irrepressible and… Continue Reading →

The Accio Actors present: TREK (Trailer)

  If you missed “Trek The Musical” this weekend at the Studio @ 620, click the video below for a little taste of what you missed. (And here’s a hint: that’s my daughter Rachel Jeanie Chekov Andelman in the forefront… Continue Reading →

Visual plagiarism case may lead to ethics for editorial cartoonists POYNTER

Editorial cartoonist Chip Bok interviewed by Bob Andelman for Poynter Online.    LINK: Second visual plagiarism case may lead to ethics guidelines for editorial cartoonists | Poynter. I wrote this story for Poynter Online. It’s packaged with a video interview… Continue Reading →

The House! The House! The House Is On Fire! A Play by Bob Andelman

By Bob Andelman Mr. Media® Radio Network • Email • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • YouTube • Free Mr. Media Android App • Stitcher And now for something completely self-indulgent… Thanks to a suggestion by my friend Raffi Darrow,… Continue Reading →

Dan Wheldon Remembered: An IndyCar Driver St. Petersburg Called Its Own (2006 Interview)

(Note from the author: I interviewed race car driver Dan Wheldon twice over the years, the longest conversation in 2006 for the Maddux Business Report. We weren’t friends by any measure but he was literally a part of our community… Continue Reading →

Real estate developer Ken Good remembered, fondly by some, not so much by others

Image via Wikipedia (I read today that Tampa Palms developer Ken Good died on August 13, 2011, in Dallas. He had a profound and lasting impact on the Tampa Bay area in the late 1980s and I was reminded of… Continue Reading →

Stephen Baldwin, Jamey DuVall and Bob Andelman Honored Among Talkers Magazine’s Annual Frontier Fifty

LINK: Stephen Baldwin, Jamey DuVall and Bob Andelman Honored Among Talkers Magazine’s Annual Frontier Fifty This was the second consecutive year that Bob Andelman, a.k.a., Mr. Media made Talkers Magazine’s Frontier Fifty list. Thanks, Talkers!

Stitcher’s ‘Meet the Talkers’ turns tables, poses embarrassing questions to ‘the other King of All Media,’ Mr. Media!

By Matty Staudt Stitcher Radio January 7, 2011 Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman has been in the business for over 30 years. Through his newspaper columns, radio shows, and podcasts he has interviewed over 700 people. He and Matty talk about… Continue Reading →

Kurt Long and FairWarning: Ahead of the Curve (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob Andelman Maddux Business ReportNovember 2009 Whatever his personal political beliefs, St. Petersburg software developer Kurt Long found good things to say about select leaders of both parties over the last 12 months. Long’s company, FairWarning, develops privacy software used… Continue Reading →

Pinellas County Corporate Report: Jobs. Period. (Maddux Business Report)

The Pier in St. Petersburg, image via WikipediaBy Bob Andelman Maddux Business ReportDecember 2009Over the last two decades, Pinellas County economic development has at times embraced military contractors, medical manufacturers, tourism operators and technology developers. Rolling with the latest twist and… Continue Reading →

Good. Bad. Ugly. The state of Tampa Bay’s commercial real estate market (Maddux Business Report)

Downtown Lakeland, Florida, image via WikipediaBy Bob AndelmanMaddux Business ReportMarch/April 2010Fifty years in the commercial real estate business.  That’s a huge milestone for Lakeland-based Hauger-Bunch Inc., to be sure, but company president David Bunch says it’s not going to be… Continue Reading →

Where are they now? Cleveland Wheeler, Mason Dixon (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob AndelmanMaddux Business ReportOctober 2009 Radio was more fun and unpredictable in the 1980s and early ‘90s thanks to air personalities such as Cleveland Wheeler and Mason Dixon, who were featured in our November 1988 and October 1991 cover… Continue Reading →

Power Study: John Jovich’s presidential obsession (Tampa Bay Life, July 1991)

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The Power 25 (Tampa Bay Life cover story, July 1991)

Tweet   Copyright 2010 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in this archive in unedited or different versions that are different from their print counterparts.

NAIOP Tampa Bay Corporate Report: Leading the Charge (Maddux Report PDF)

By Bob Andelman Maddux Business ReportJune 2010 Click the image below or HERE to download the entire NAIOP Tampa Bay corporate report (7 MB). Copyright 2010 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in this archive in unedited… Continue Reading →

Stitcher Radio casts Mr. Media’s interview show in a bright, smartphone app nightlight!

By BOB ANDELMAN (email) I can still remember the first time I saw her. She was a banner ad adrift on my old friend Mark Larsen’s “Mark in the Morning” home page, broadcasting the clever way she carried his show… Continue Reading →

What Great Radio Guests Do (Part 2 of 2)

What Great Radio Guests Do (Part 2 of 2) Second part of Brad Phillips interviewing Mr. Media.

What Terrible Radio Guests Do (Part 1 of 2)

What Terrible Radio Guests Do (Part 1 of 2)

The Profiler–now in large-print edition!

Introducing the large print edition of The Profiler by Pat Brown with Bob Andelman. (Never guessed I’d be looking forward to that for any reason other than royalties, but things change…)     Copyright 2010 Bob Andelman. Click here for… Continue Reading →

Falling in Colour

Leading the Charge: NAIOP Tampa Bay joins hundreds of groups around Florida seeking to defeat the ‘Hometown Democracy’ initiative (Maddux Business Report)

Tampa @ night, image by bwhistler via FlickrBy Bob Andelman (email)June 2010Maddux Business Report The developers and real estate professionals who comprise the core membership of the Tampa Bay chapter of NAIOP are rolling up their sleeves and preparing for… Continue Reading →

Tampa’s Finest: Jane Castor worked her way up the ranks to make PD history (Maddux Business Report)

By BOB ANDELMAN Maddux Business Report (Cover Story) May 2010 Let’s say that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio made a list of the things she wanted to accomplish before the end of her second term. Among them might be: • Complete… Continue Reading →

“The Profiler” author Pat Brown on “Today Show” (NBC, May 18, 2010)

My latest project was co-authoring The Profiler (Hyperion Voice, May 2010) with famed criminal profiler Pat Brown. Here’s the interview she did on May 18, 2010 with Ann Curry on the “Today Show” to launch the book:

Interview: Nick Tosches, author of everything from ‘Power on Earth’ to ‘Unsung Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (1985)

By BOB ANDELMAN (AUTHOR’S NOTE: I recently found this typewritten story in my files from July 25, 1985. Probably produced on my Apple IIc! I believe it was a freelance piece I wrote for the St. Petersburg Times when I… Continue Reading →

Interview: JOHN VIERA, Ford Motor Company, director of sustainable business strategies

Image via Wikipedia By Bob Andelman Ford Motor Company has a vision of providing sustainable transportation that is affordable in every sense of the word: socially, environmentally and economically. Joining me in a moment is Ford executive John Viera. Viera… Continue Reading →

Quick Jabs: Jabil Corp. (Gulf Coast Business Review)

By: Bob Andelman | Contributing Writer August 27, 2009 A $12.8 billion Gulf Coast technology firm is attacking the recession, on both domestic and foreign soil, through a nimble yet risk-laden approach. One gamble: It’s going full throttle into the… Continue Reading →

A Million Bites (Gulf Coast Business Review)

By: Bob Andelman | Contributing Writer September 03, 2009 Brown & Brown has grown into a major player in the insurance brokerage business through 300 small acquisitions. The key: Create a competitive and lucrative sales culture and cut all fat…. Continue Reading →

A history of U2 in Tampa, Part I: The Unforgettable Fire Tour (1985)

(Note from Bob: Back in the mid-1980s, I was a stringer for the St. Petersburg Times, covering pop music and interviewing musicians. A few days ago, the paper dug up my story on a very special night at the University… Continue Reading →

St. Petersburg Corporate Report (Maddux Business Report)

  Click HERE to download the PDF and read the story by Bob Andelman! Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions that are different from their print counterparts.

The Re-Animator: Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob Andelman Maddux Business Report Cover Story January/February 2006 There was a day last summer when Stuart Sternberg knew, without question, that he was playing in an entirely different league. Being a Wall Street whiz kid was cool, but… Continue Reading →

Interview: SUE CISCHKE, Ford Motor Company, group vice president for sustainability, environment and safety engineering

Image via Wikipedia By Bob Andelman Have you driven a Ford lately? Do you need a good reason to come back to America’s automobile company? If you’re making decisions based on a company’s commitment to the environment and a sustainable… Continue Reading →

Ironman World Triathlon Corporation cover story (Maddux Business Report)

By BOB ANDELMAN Maddux Business Report July/August 2009 Ben Fertic was 14 the first time he ever heard of a triathlon. He and his brother, Cole, who is six years his senior, were watching ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” coverage… Continue Reading →

NAIOP Tampa Bay Report 2009 (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob Andelman June 2009 If you’re in the middle of what once seemed like a market rate office lease that now seems precariously expensive, you’re probably looking at rising vacancy rates—and presumably dropping costs per square foot—with envy. And… Continue Reading →

In Deep: Odyssey Marine Exploration, Tampa (

“In Deep”Maddux Business Report Cover Story, June 2009By Bob Andelman Copyright 2008 Bob Andelman. Click here for copyright permissions!Some stories may appear in unedited versions that are different from their print counterparts.

20 Worst CEOs (

Albert J. DunlapAuthorMean BusinessIllustration by Steve Brodner,—————– I wrote Mean Business with Al Dunlap in 1996. With all the really bad CEOs who have come and gone in the last dozen years since publication, I was surprised Portfolio put… Continue Reading →

Older folks are reconnecting with friends, family online — now it’s your turn (st. Petersburg Times)

Grandparents Bob and Karen Jodal of Seminole and great-grandmother Pat Gloeckner wouldn’t miss this birthday: Little Paige turned 1 in Dallas on April 4 and they shared in the celebration with family, including Paige’s mom and dad, Jen and Scott… Continue Reading →

The Profit Zone-German Edition Book Cover

You might have to squint your eyes to see my co-author’s credit under that of Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison, but it’s there! The Profit Zone was translated into 16 languages and has sold more than 100,000 copies to date…. Continue Reading →

Destination Unknown: Tampa Bay Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2009 (Maddux Business Report)

By Bob AndelmanApril 2009Maddux Business Report The most remarkable characteristic of commercial real estate professionals in today’s market is that they’re not jumping out of any of those tall, empty office buildings’ windows. Or maybe it’s just that since the… Continue Reading →

So this is 50 (St. Petersburg Times-LifeTimes)

10 Tampa Bay area women reflect on life at 50 — and beyond By Mimi Andelman, LifeTimes Editor & Bob Andelman, Special to the Times St. Petersburg Times Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Beverly Mitlin, 81, left, volunteers in the family… Continue Reading →

Barter It! (Corporate Meetings & Incentives)

By Bob Andelman Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazines January 2009 Highlights The economy has forced meeting managers to get creative and look for deals in new places. One of those places is barter exchanges. The economy has forced meeting managers… Continue Reading →

Meeting Counsel: Tyra W. Hilliard Q & A (Corporate Meetings & Incentives)

By Bob Andelman Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine January 2009 It would be hard to find anyone who’s traveled the career path of TYRA W. HILLIARD, Esq., CMP. Having moved from meeting planner to CVB staffer to hotel catering pro… Continue Reading →

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