Bob Eubanks Talks About The 123rd Rose Parade

Every New Years, millions of eyes around the world are on the city of Pasadena to see dozens of floats decorated with tons of beautiful roses.  This year marks the 123rd year of  the Rose Parade which will take place this year on Monday, January 2nd, rather than New Year’s Day since the parade never runs on Sundays.  This year’s theme is Just Imagine.

Bob Eubanks, a major fixture of the parade and host on KTLA 5, stopped by to talk about the event with Gary & Lisa this morning.

Bob began hosting the Rose Parade in 1976 and will be celebrating his 36th year as host.  Joining him again this year will be his long time co-host Stephanie Edwards.

This year he’s very excited about Grand Marshall J.R. Martinez, a retired soldier, actor and spokesman, which Bob said is the best Grand Marshall since US Airways pilot Sully Sullenberger, who saved many lives by successfully landing a plane in the Hudson River in New York City after hitting a flock of birds.

This year, the Parade will also be celebrating the 100th birthday of Roy Rogers.  Bob told the funny story he heard on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson about how one year as Grand Marshall, Roy Rogers had way too much coffee.  As they proceeded down Colorado Blvd. in the convertible, Roy needed to use the bathroom.  Since he was unable to leave the parade, he took of his boot and relieved himself in it.

Bob is best known as the host of The Newlywed Game (he recorded a total of 2,195 episodes), which he began hosting in 1966 when he was just 28-years-old.

These days, Bob speaks to corporate America about how to maintain your people skills and relationships.  If you’d like to book Bob for a speaking engagement, he can be reached at

The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade begins at 8am on Monday, January 2nd and can be seen live on KTLA 5 and hosted by Bob Eubanks.

For more details about the parade click here.


One Comment

  1. To the Morning Show of Kearth 101.1 – Thank you for being on in the mornings, it feels good to be able to listen to you all on the way to work in Santa Ana. I have to enjoy your talk and music in the privacy of my car because once I get into to work they would prefer to watch Channel 11 morning news…however, you all are still in my mind and thinking of what was said that morning….Merry Christmas to ALL of you. Bob Eubanks Thank you for Making my New Years day awesome, it is a positive way to start out a new beginning. Feliz Navidad a todos. Dios de Bendiga….May the Good Lord Bless You.

  2. RainbowRay says:

    Here’s a dream KEARTH101 Wouldn’t it be something if Bob Eubanks came back to do “The Newlywed Game?” My dream would be to have Fiona and I on the show one day (for fun) after we get married (Still BELIEVING in MIracles). That would be amazing! I remember watching him on the ole Newlywed Show game from years gone by.

    52 weeks to go from Saturday! I BBLIEVE in MIRACLES!

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