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    The Drive welcomes Boston with Special guests Night Ranger at Festival Park in Elgin for the Grand Victoria Casino Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 3rd. For ticket info and a shot at FRONT ROW tickets on us click here.
  • JudasPriest15
    The Drive and Live Nation welcome Judas Priest to the Rosemont Theatre May 21st. For ticket info and a shot at free tickets on us, click here.
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    The Drive welcomes legendary guitarist Joe Bonamassa to The Chicago Theatre April 16th & 17th. Tickets are on sale now through the box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. We have tickets to pass along on us for the April 16th show including a grand prize pair with a Gibson Les Paul Special 2 guitar and backstage meet and greet. Click the graphic for details.
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    This week on the Drive's Thursday Spotlight we celebrate the music of the man who may well be the first guitar hero...Eric Clapton! It's an amazing journey from the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos through the fiery guitar riffs and emotional unplugged ballads of Slowhand's solo career.
  • 3oclockFreeRide-NEW
    Bobby Skafish brings you an hour of non-stop rock each weekday afternoon beginning just before three. It's The Drive's 3 o'clock Free Ride.
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    Click here to see what's coming up over the next week on The Drive.
  • One45-14
    Bob Stroud delves into his massive 45 record collection each weekday at 1:45pm and plays one back along with all the details surrounding it.
  • MilestonesInRock14
    Weekday mornings at 7, Steve Downes spotlights Milestones In Rock and features a song or two around that day’s milestone. Click here for today’s Milestones In Rock, presented by Land Rover.
  • Tenat10-2014
    Each weekday, at 10am and 10pm, Bob Stroud picks ten great songs from one great year showcasing musically a moment in time.
  • RockNRollRoots14-2
    Rock 'N Roll Roots with Bob Stroud as he demonstrates his vast rock & roll knowledge airing Sundays from 7am to 10am on The Drive.
  • TheClassics14-2
    2 hours of great classic rock along with interviews, special events and tributes every Sunday night from 9 to 11pm with Steve Downes on 97.1 FM The Drive.
  • thedeepend14-2
    Sounds, words and music transport you back, with stories that reveal the emotions fueling the creation of some of the greatest music ever made. The Deep End, Saturday nights at 11 on 97.1 FM The Drive.
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    Listening to The Drive on the go is easier than ever. Our free iPhone, Blackberry and Droid apps mean you can stream us on your iPhone, iPod touch, Droid or Blackberry with the touch of a button.
  • LongOneat9-NEW
    Weeknights at 9 pm join Phil Manicki for The Drive's Long One at Nine - the extended Soundtrack of Our Lives on 97.1 FM The Drive.
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    Customize your commute with The Drive's Interactive Traffic Map and avoid delays. Click here and enter your starting point and destination.
  • LostFound14-2
    Each weekday afternoon at 5, Bobby Skafish unearths another lost musical treasure on The Drive's Lost & Found!
  • SundayNightStar14-2
    The Drive's Sunday Night Star each Sunday at 8pm gives you the chance to take over the radio station. Wanna be a guest DJ on The Drive? Click here for details.

Event Calendar


Mar 21

Brit Floyd

Where: Chicago Theatre

Apr 18

Steve Winwood

Where: Chicago Theatre

May 5

Crosby, Stills and Nash

Where: Chicago Theatre

May 13


Where: Allstate Arena

Click here for more concerts.


  • American Family Insurance - Winter Film 2015

  • John Wick DVD

  • Olivet Nazarene Spring Break Package

  • Joe Bonamassa Chicago Theatre

  • Boston with Special Guest Night Ranger

  • Judas Priest @ Rosemont Theatre May 21st

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