Ray Goulding

Ray Goulding, with his partner Bob Elliott (right), was half of the most durable broadcast comedy partnership in broadcast history. “Bob and Ray” got their start at WHDH-AM and became stars on national radio and TV. They were the first humorists to perfect a style that was fully based in broadcasting, with a  full array of crazy characters – all played by either Bob or Ray. Their Bob and Ray distinctive brand of humor – satiric, offbeat, absurdist, fertile, and incredibly creative – lasted almost fifty years and inspired hundreds of others, from Bob Newhart’s one-sided telephone interviews to The Firesign Theatre to “The Worst Person in the World” later used by Keith Olbermann on MSNBC.