Affable, funny and unfailingly optimistic, National Public Radio local affiliate KWMU (90.7 FM) newsman Bob McCabe makes every weekday brighter. From 5 to 11 a.m. each morning, he puts his own spin on everything from the local stock report to the forecast. McCabe has been in front of people all his life — both in local theater and as a member of the Catholic clergy — and he seems perfectly at home behind the microphone, exuding good cheer. Sometimes even his slip-ups morph into profundity. Consider a recent weather forecast: "Today's forecast calls for 50 percent humanity. Oops, I mean 'humidity.' But huh. Fifty percent humanity. Interesting. I'd say we could use a lot more than that." Not to worry, St. Louis — if there's anyone who provides 100 percent humanity, it's Bob McCabe. We hope to continue hearing him for years to come.
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