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Bob Stroud

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Chicago, IL


Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bob’s first radio gig in Chicago was with the WMET in 1979. After stops at WLUP (The Loop), AM 1000, CD 94.7 and WXRT, he arrived at The Drive in 2001. Since then, he’s become a Chicago radio icon and considered to be one of the most respected voices of rock n’ roll in the city. 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’ 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. Bob Stroud is now the top-rated host of The Drive’s midday features “The Ten at 10” and “One 45 at 1:45” each weekday. He also hosts the popular Rock & Roll Roots show every Sunday from 9a-Noon and 9p-Midnight. Created by Bob in 1980, the show spotlights different artists and groups from 60s and 70s and has become a radio staple for classic rock fans.



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