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Behind The Song Video - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

In this episode of Behind The Song, Janda takes a look at the lyrics of Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale.”

Behind The Song Video - "Where The Streets Have No Name"

In the first episode of Behind The Song for 2021, Janda dives deep into the lyrics of U2’s “Where The Streets Have No Name.”

Behind The Song Video - "I Believe In Father Christmas"

In another special Christmas episode of Behind The Song, Janda digs into the lyrics of the Christmas classic “I Believe In Father Christmas” from Greg Lake.

Behind The Song Video - "2000 Miles"

In this special Christmas edition of Behind The Song, Janda takes a look at the lyrics to The Pretenders’ “2000 Miles.’

Behind The Song Video - "Alice's Restaurant"

In our special Thanksgiving episode of Behind The Song, Janda dives into the Turkey Day classic “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie.


Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in “Behind The Song,” a podcast by The Drive’s Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

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How Bachman Turner Overdrive’s inside joke became a hit song
By the time Bachman Turner Overdrive were ready to record their third album, Not Fragile, Randy Bachman had sent demo tapes to almost two dozen record labels, all met with rejection letters. Finally, a twist of fate led to inking a contract with Mercury Records…but they were told they were one song short of “that magic element” the label thought they needed for the album. In this episode of the Behind The Song podcast, find out how “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” was begrudgingly added to the track listing and became a number one smash for B.T.O. even though Randy Bachman had intended for the song to be nothing more than a brotherly inside joke! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The awesome story of Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike”
Temple Of The Dog’s short-lived status as a Seattle rock supergroup got its start as a tribute project for the late Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone, and ended up yielding one self-titled album that became a platinum seller. The idea to record songs for Wood, who died of an overdose at age 24, was the late Chris Cornell of Soundgarden’s way of coping with the grief of losing his friend, and the band he recruited as the songs became a full album included not only fellow Seattle musicians who would go on to form Pearl Jam, but a then-unknown singer who had flown up from San Diego, Eddie Vedder. Unpack the touching history of this classic tune in this episode of the Behind The Song podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Blondie’s hit song inspired by a stalker
“One Way Or Another” by Blondie is based on an experience frontwoman Debbie Harry had with a stalker ex-boyfriend. In an incredible turnabout of power, the song ended up being one of the major hits on the band’s commercial breakthrough album, Parallel Lines. It’s an inspirational tale about making something positive out of a very negative experience. Find out more in this episode of the Behind The Song podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Janda-bio150Janda hosts middays on The Drive.

Janda is an enthusiastic transplant to Chicago, having recently arrived from Los Angeles. She has hosted radio programs across the country, including at KCRW – Los Angeles, 91X – San Diego, – Los Angeles, KNDD – Seattle, WAVF – Charleston and WEND – Charlotte. Her experience also includes work behind the camera as a video director and producer and as a music curator.

Janda’s interests outside of radio and music include all kinds of film and TV shows, thriller fiction, food, her family and her cats Ollie and Liam. When she has any spare time, she studies traffic maps and practices saxophone and guitar. Her favorite artist of all time is David Bowie, and her favorite color is red.

Janda says, “I’m thrilled to be here in Chicago, the best city in the world, and at The Drive, the best station with the best fans in the world!”