Bob Long Bob grew up in Portage Lakes/Manchester and began announcing in 1968 when the Manchester High School band asked him to announce their halftime shows and concerts. The following year he began announcing football, basketball and wrestling at Manchester. The announcing never stopped. In 1981 bob began teaching in Streetsboro and 1982 began announcing sports for the Rockets. He currently handles the public address for the Rockets football, basketball, wrestling and band. Bob began his professional career in radio in 1968 as a news editor at WHLO in Akron. In 1971 he moved to WKNT AM/FM (currently WNIR) where he became news director. In 1981 Bob began teaching at SHS and serving as General Manager of WSTB Radio.