Among his designs and innovations for the talk facilities were many 'firsts' - he worked on the development of the 7-second delay, which is common to this day.
He became CE at KFRC-San Francisco in the early-mid '70s, and eventually, in 1977 moved to Los Angeles as chief engineer at KHJ/KRTH.
He later continued his on-air stint at KCPX-Salt Lake City, as evening and morning air talent, plus md/apd duties.
From Utah, Ray headed to Reno's KWNZ where he was pd and afternoon air talent.
KSBR broadcasts on frequency 88.5/fm and on the internet KSBR.org, as well as i Tunes.“After a long courtship with the station, I called Ray to thank him for the offer, but that I had decided to turn him down.He insisted that I come to his office and meet with him and John Davison, just close the negotiation in person. By the time the meeting ended, Ray was so convincing that I had changed my mind and we went on to make a lot of money together over the next few years.” Steve said he had “just spoken to Ray last week by phone…we were talking about ‘old times.’ Ray was a ‘radio guy’ through and through.ob was interested in radio from the time he could listen to one, according to long-time friend Shaune Mc Namara Steele.His contributions to the world of engineering were indeed revolutionary. Kanner was named chief engineer of WMCA-New York while he was in his 20s. During Bob's tenure at WMCA he oversaw the transfer of the station from music to a talk format.