As sports director for CHAT TV & Radio, Bob Ridley spent a lifetime of covering and promoting amateur sports in Medicine Hat and surrounding area. Bob Ridley was also an integral part of the Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club of the Western Hockey League since the team's inception in 1970. He was President of the Medicine Hat Men's Fastball League for five years and was also a competitive rower and racquetball player. For the past 28 years prior to induction, Bob Ridley was the voice and play-by-play man for the Tigers, only missing one broadcast while doubling as the team bus driver.
- 1995 - Medicine Hat Civic Recognition Sports Award
- 2000 - Alberta Sports Hall of Fame - Bell Memorial Award
- 2005 - Alberta Centennial Award - in recognition of accomplishments and a solid commitment to making Alberta a better place to live.
- 2006 - WHL Distinguished Service Award
- 2007 - RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award (Radio Television Directors News Awards)
- 2011 - RTDNA News Directors award
- 2012 - March 7, marked Bob's 3000th regular season game behind the microphone as the voice of the Medicine Hat Tigers.