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    This Wednesday, Earth Day, from 6am to 6pm The Drive will auction off this gorgeous new surf green Fender American Special Stratocaster guitar with maple fingerboard autographed by Steve Winwood to benefit the Save the Earth Foundation. Click here to learn more about the guitar and the auction.
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    The Drive proudly welcomes The Rolling Stones to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4th. Tickets on sale at RollingStones.com. We have tickets to pass along on us. Enter here to be included in the drawing. Plus, listen to The Drive for more chances at free tickets.
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    The Drive welcomes YES & TOTO to FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island August 16th. For ticket info and a shot at tickets on us, click here.
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    Enter here for a chance to win tickets to A Celebration of The Who with Pete Townshend, Eddie Vedder, Simon Townshend and Friends at The Rosemont Theatre May 14th benefiting Teen Cancer America.
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    The Drive welcomes REO Speedwagon to RiverEdge Park in Aurora on July 18th. We have tickets to share on us. Click here for details and ticket info.
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    The Drive welcomes The Rolling Stones to Marcus Amphitheater in Milwaukee on June 23rd. We'll have free tickets all this week on The Drive! Get details and ticket info here along with a second chance online drawing.
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    Click here to see what's coming up over the next week on The Drive.
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    Weekday mornings at 7, The Drive 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.
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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.
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    Each weekday, at 10am and 10pm, Bob Stroud picks ten great songs from one great year showcasing musically a moment in time.
  • 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.
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    Each weekday afternoon at 5, Bobby Skafish unearths another lost musical treasure on The Drive's Lost & Found!
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    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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    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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    Rock 'N Roll Roots with Bob Stroud as he demonstrates his vast rock & roll knowledge airing Sundays from 7am to 10am on The Drive.
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    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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    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.
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    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.
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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.

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Event Calendar

Apr 22

College Illinois! Open House

Where: Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 1755 Lake Cook Road, Rm. 3030

Apr 25

Join The Drive Crew at Menards in Dolton!

Where: 14975 LINCOLN AVENUE, DOLTON, IL 60419

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May 5

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Where: Chicago Theatre

May 6

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Where: Chicago Theatre

May 13


Where: Allstate Arena

May 21

Judas Priest with special guest Saxon

Where: Rosemont Theatre

Click here for more concerts.


  • An Evening Celebrating The Who

  • REO Speedwagon RiverEdge Park

  • Rolling Stones @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • YES + Toto @ Northerly Island

  • Chicagoland Speedway - Drive n' Dad Car Show

  • Ron White - Horseshoe Casino

  • A Most Violent Year on Blu-Ray

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