Chicago radio host Bob Stroud pays tribute to what John Lennon meant to the world back then and now, on the 40th anniversary of his passing.
Legendary Chicago radio host Bob Stroud knows everything about rock n' roll, and has a very soothing, very cool way with words.
Drive on-air jocks Bob Stroud, Steve Seaver and Janda Lane have something in common. They all play the saxophone. And now they're being forced to do it for ...
ten great songs from one great year or sometimes a great theme to feature.
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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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Rock n' Roll Roots 2.14.21
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...
Rock n' Roll Roots 2.7.21
Featuring the 60s and 70s Root Salute to Elton John’s “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” Hour 1 Elton John-Daniel Jethro Tull-My Sunday Feeling Elton John-Teacher I Need...
An 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.