From 1978 to 1986, Raiford was a news anchor and talk show host for Charlotte's NBC television affiliate, known as WRET-TV and later WPCQ-TV during his tenure there (it is now WCNC-TV). It also set fire to the gerbil's fur and whiskers which in turn ignited a larger pocket of gas further up the intestine, propelling the rodent out like a cannonball.\"Tomaszewski suffered second degree burns and a broken nose from the impact of the gerbil, while Farnum suffered first and second degree burns to his anus and lower intestinal tract.ARMAGEDDON!#armageddon #robertdraiford I say that!" Personal Details Born. In … 2017 Quotes "Who says that? A classic piece of radio that will have you in tears of laughter. 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Raiford (December 27, 1927 – November 17, 2017) was an American radio broadcaster and actor, best known for his political/social commentaries delivered during The John Boy and Billy Big Show, a morning radio program heard on stations throughout the American South. I say that! Raiford later taught Communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The best movie quotes, movie lines and film phrases by Movie Quotes .com ... Dan Hannafin, Charles Portney, John Bennes, Charles Lawlor, Deanna Perry, Tim Parati, Robert D. Raiford, George Lee, Chris Berman, Leslie Broucker, Roger Bright, J. He is an avid motorcyclist and frequently participates in long-distance rides to raise money for charities. Concord, North Carolina, USA, November 17, \"The match ignited a pocket of intestinal gas and a flame shot out the tubing, igniting Mr Tomaszewski's hair and severely burning his face. His first real radio job was at WEGO (AM) in Concord, North Carolina. Capricorn. Robert David Raiford, 89, of Concord, NC, died November 17, 2017 at home. 1927 http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=deejayone1NEW: Discover the very best of the Steel City with The Sheffield Guide website: https://www.sheffieldguide.blog/- MY SOCIAL MEDIA - Website: http://www.deejayone.co.ukTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/deejayoneFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/deejayoneukInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/deejayone/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/deejayoneukhub- MY VLOGGING GEAR - iPhone X: http://amzn.to/2EiaPXaFilmic Pro: http://sheff.info/DJ1FilmicProZhiyun Smooth Q Stabiliser : http://amzn.to/2nQGQzjMacbook Pro 15\" (Retina) - http://amzn.to/2H69i8gI would love it if you would give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel here - https://sheff.info/DJ1YTSponsor my content/Become a member of the channel here:- https://www.youtube.com/deejayoneukhub/joinOr, send me a PayPal donation here: - https://www.paypal.me/deejayone/The full story from the Los Angeles Times: \"In retrospect, lighting the match was my big mistake. (age 89) Kennedy. (closing tagline to his radio commentaries) Star Sign. I say that!" ARMAGEDDON! "Who says that? “Here is a T-shirt to commemorate that return. But I was only trying to retrieve the gerbil,\" Eric Tomaszewski told bemused doctors in the Severe Burns Unit of Salt Lake City Hospital. Early in his career, Raiford worked for WTOP radio and WTOP-TV, both CBS News affiliates in Washington, D.C.. His best-known work was a live radio broadcast on WTOP, a CBS Radio affiliate, covering the state funeral of President John F. [1] He also worked at Charlotte radio station WBT, and hosted a show on WIST, which aired Charlotte's first telephone talk radio format. Radio host Robert D. Raiford of the John Boy and Billy Big Show attempts to read a story printed in the Los Angeles Times regarding a couples' attempt at feltching with a gerbil gone wrong and ending up with a hospital visit. \"As usual, Kiki shouted out 'Armageddon', my cue that he'd had enough. It may still have the essence of Raiford on it and that could be trouble.” Is this the funniest story ever? A classic piece of radio that will have you in tears of laughter. He was born December 27, 1927, the youngest son of Philip B. and Kathryn Crowell Raiford. He was 89. Concord, North Carolina, USA. Radio host Robert D. Raiford of the John Boy and Billy B... Is this the funniest story ever? Raiford had not delivered any commentaries during the intervening months, choosing to focus on his recovery instead. The Program quotes: the most famous and inspiring quotes from The Program. (closing tagline to his radio commentaries), December 27, I tried to retrieve Raggot but he wouldn't come out again,so I peered into the tube and struck a match, thinking the light might attract him.\"At a hushed press conference, a hospital spokesman described what happened next. Tomaszewski, and his homosexual partner Andrew \"Kiki\" Farnum, had been admitted for emergency treatment after a felching session had gone seriously wrong.\"I pushed a cardboard tube up his rectum and slipped Raggot, our gerbil, in,\" he explained. [2], On the June 9, 2016, episode of The John Boy and Billy Big Show, John Isley ("John Boy") announced that Raiford had retired from the show, due to suffering a stroke the previous August that greatly affected his speech and mobility. He was from Concord, North Carolina and majored in communication at the University of South Carolina. Raiford has appeared in 28 movies, often portraying judge characters. Raiford got his start in broadcasting in 1944 by calling play by play at baseball games. He frequently closed his commentaries with the line "Who says that?