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Each weekday at 10am & 10pm, The Drive’s Bob Stroud picks
ten great songs from one great year or sometimes a great theme to feature.

Vote for the song you heard on today’s Ten @ 10 that made you turn up your radio or made you go “oh wow!”


Join Bob Stroud each day at 1:45pm for a turntable trip as Bob drops the needle on some of your favorite 45 RPM singles.

The week of March 1st:

Monday, 3/1:  The Who

Tuesday, 3/2:  The Beatles

Wednesday, 3/3:  Edgar Winter Group

Thursday, 3/4:  Yes

Friday, 3/5:  The Rolling Stones


The week of February 22nd:

Monday, 2/22:  The Eagles – Hotel California

Tuesday, 2/23:  Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion

Wednesday, 2/24:  Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy

Thursday, 2/25:  The Beatles – For You Blue

Friday, 2/26:  The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow


The week of February 15th:

Monday, 2/15:  Supertramp – Bloody Well Right

Tuesday, 2/16:  Beatles – From Me To You

Wednesday, 2/17:  Blackfoot – Highway Song

Thursday, 2/18:  Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets

Friday, 2/19:  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown


The week of February 8th:

Monday, 2/8:  Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together

Tuesday, 2/9:  Carole King – Sweet Seasons

Wednesday, 2/10:  Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting

Thursday, 2/11:  The Monkees – I’m A Believer

Friday, 2/12:  The Doors – Love Her Madly


The week of February 1st:

Monday, 2/1:  The Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand

Tuesday, 2/2:  Crosby, Stills & Nash – Marrakesh Express

Wednesday, 2/3:  Elton John – Crocodile Rock

Thursday, 2/4:  Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs

Friday, 2/5:  Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her

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Featuring the 60s and 70s Root Salute to “The Heart of The Matter” Hour 1 Elton John/Kiki Dee-Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Isley Brothers-This Old Heart of Mine The Rolling...

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BobStroud-bio150An acknowledged music junkie, Stroud’s non-radio musical past includes playing his grandmother’s Perry Como 78’s on her Victrola in 1957; buying his first four 45’s in 1962; getting his first transistor radio in 1963; buying “Meet the Beatles” in 1964; and fronting an 11-piece rock and R&B band called Rockestra from 1990 – 2000. In late 2003 Bob was contacted by Cryan’ Shames percussionist, Jim Pilster, aka, J.C. Hooke, and invited to become the new lead singer of this legendary Chicago band. When Bob bought his first Cryan’ Shames record at 15, he never dreamed he’d join the band at 51.

His understated presentation combined with WDRV’s focus on the music has resulted in WDRV being a top ranked station during midday’s since the day WDRV launched. In fact, it was Bob’s voice that introduced Chicagoan’s to 97.1 FM The Drive on April 2nd, 2001, the day it launched.

In 1980, Stroud created the popular Rock & Roll Roots show. “Roots”, as it is commonly referred to, spotlights different artists and groups from 1964 to the early 70’s, and has become a radio staple for classic rock fans. It airs on WDRV-FM every Sunday from 9a-Noon and 9p-Midnight.