Saturday media: Rams find a link to play-by-play man Bob Kelley … his son

A Rams team photo with Bob Kelley seated in the front row, and son Patrick next to him.

A Rams team photo with Bob Kelley seated in the front row (white shirt), and son Patrick next to him.

Venturing down memory lane to connect Rams’ past to Rams’ current, there’s a curious, colorful sidepath that leads to Paraquat Kelley.
Southern California rock music fans from the 1970s and ‘80s grew up with the exuberant and iconic KMET radio personality – “Whoo-ya!” – who jokingly took his nickname from the toxic weed killer in the news 40 years ago because of how it was a health hazard to unwitting marijuana users (Kelley was not one).
But what’s really in a name? Kelley.
As in Bob Kelley, the Rams’ well-known play-by-play man from the moment the team arrived in Los Angeles in 1946 and the radio voice through the ‘50s and ‘60s on the old KMPC-AM 710 signal.
That’s Patrick “Paraquat” Kelley’s dad.
More at this link …

= Also: KCBS-Channel 2’s piece on the Kelley lineup call.

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