Bob Barker’s Microphone

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 21, 2001

Why does Bob Barker of the game show The Price Is Right still use a corded microphone instead of one without a cord and/or one on his lapel like others use?
Bob S., Arkansas

The veteran game show host is asked this question frequently, says CBS publicist Kevin McDonald. "Bob says that he has been doing the show so long—29 years—with a hand-held microphone that he doesn't want to change. He feels that if he came out without one, the audience would be confused and disappointed to see him without it," McDonald says. "He enjoys doing it and will continue to use it."