Beatle Bob

A bug-bitten rock & roll fan since I saw Jerry Lee Lewis live at the age of 5, I’ve attended over 5,000 concert in my lifetime, hosted-MCEEd, dozens of small to big festival stages including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Sleazfest, Firecracker 500, Wakarusa, Lollapalooza, to name a few. I’ve been in the radio DJ biz , off-and-on, for over 40 years, including behind-the-scene-stints at KXOK 630AM in the mid-sixties. Currently host a monthly local cable TV music segment on the Big Brother & Itch’y Show which can seen on youtube and their myspace page. Later this year look for those Lousana locos- Dash Rip Rock - to release my theme song: “Do The Beatle Bob.”
Folks can contact me at :
How did you get your gig?
By shakin’ it up on the dance floor, a DJ from KDHX 88.1 -community radio- asked me if I would like to co-host a couple of shows, and then I wound up doing shows with several other DJs from that station for a couple of years. Since then I’ve done radio on KCLC (Lindenwood College) in which in featured music by some of my favorite local bands; WEW 770AM. Right now I’m at Washington University’s KWUR-FM, where I’m currently programming some radio specials as well as getting groups to come in for live appearances. By June of this year, I’ll be expanding to two other stations. One will be a big commercial oldies station: KLOU 103.3 FM, where I’ll be playing a one-hour weekly show of very obscure nuggets from the ‘50s and ‘60’s and look for my weekly spot on, where I’ll be featuring the latest in
How do you put together your playlist?
It’s got to have that tribal bird dance cavestompin’ beat to make you twist & shout and work it on out!
Favorite interview?
The late Hasil Adkins. The King of Hillbilly Trash was a squawkin’ wonderkind of unearthly antedotes about the primitive days of rock & roll. Totally unhinged, uneduated, and one snake-charmer of a personality.
Who would you like to interview that you never have?
Any of the remaining Beatles: Ringo & Paul. Despite the many books, documentaries, TV specials that have written about the lads, I still have a lot of unanswered questions I’d like to ask them.
Where do you like to hear live music?
In St. Louis, it’s a club called Off Broadway. The ambience and sound system, and all-around vibe are hard to match. For the blues , it’s BB’s Jazz,Soups, and Blues, and for jazz, it’s the club the great Wynton Marsalis named in an USA Today interview as one of his top ten jazz clubs in America: Jazz At The Bistro.
What is your favorite thing about being a radio host?
Hearing the excitement of a caller when they’ve just wigged out on some new artist they’ve just heard you play.
What is your most requested artist or song?
Recently it’s been 2008 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees: The Dave Clark Five; whose lead singer, keyboardist, and co-writer of most of their boss tunes - Mike Smith - just recently passed away.
Where is radio going? Any predictions on the future of radio?
With the Ipod being everyone’s today’s transistor radio, I forsee a lot of tough sledding for faithful radio listernship.Internet is the happening thing, even in the car or one’s bedroom.
Where do you go to get that “hard to find” CD or recording?
A lot of hip tips on what to flip come from a lot of music fans, especially festival stompers who like me, are always on the hunt for that diamond in the rough.
What do your listeners like about your show?
My thirst for new material in unquenchable. I’m always on the move to discover the next “reel thang.”

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Big City Blues Radio

Alabama: Mobile- WZEW-FM 92.1
Alaska: Anchorage-KNBA-FM 90.3
Arizona: Tempe-KJZZ-FM 91.5; Tucson-KLPX-FM 96.1 & KXCI-FM 91.3
Arkansas: Helena-KFFA-AM 1360-Sunshine Sonny Payne, 12:15 pm
California: Los Angeles-KLOS –FM 95.5; Long Beach-KKJZ-FM 88.1; Oakland-KDIA- AM 1640; Palo Alto-KZSU FM 90.1; Pasadena-KPCC-FM 89.3; Riverside-KCUR-FM 88.3; Sacramento-KKTO-FM 90.5; San Diego-KSDS FM 88.3; San Francisco-KALW-FM 91.7 & KFOG-FM 104.5 & KPOO-FM 89.5 & KUSF-FM 90.3
Colorado: Boulder-KBCO-FM 97.3; Colorado Springs-KRCC-FM 90.5
Connecticut: Sharon-WKZE-FM 98.1
Florida: Tampa-WMNF-FM 88.5
Hawaii: Hanalei-KKCR-FM 90.9
Indiana: Bloomington-WFHB-FM 91.3; Indianapolis-WTTS-FM 92.3
Indianapolis-WFYI- 90.1FM
Illinois: Chicago-WXRT-FM 93.1 & WYKT-FM 105.5
Kentucky: Lexington-WUKY-FM 91.3; Louisville-WFPK-FM 91.9
Louisiana: New Orleans-WWOZ-FM 90.7
Maine: Portland-WCLZ-FM 88.9
Maryland: Annapolis-WRNR-FM 103.1
Massachusetts: Boston –WBOS-FM 92.9 & WUMB-FM 91.9
Michigan: Birmingham-WCSX-FM 94.7-The Pasman’s Motor City Blues Project; Dearborn-WHFR-FM 89.3; Detroit-WDET-FM 101.9; Mt. Pleasant-WCMU-FM 89.5-Robert Barclay’s Juke Joint; Ypsilanti-WEMU-FM 89.1
Minnesota: Minneapolis-KFAI-FM 90.3 & St. Paul-KFAI-FM 106.7
Missouri: Kansas City-KCUR-FM 89.3-Chuck Haddix’s Fish Fry & KKFI-FM 90.1; Columbia-KOPN-FM 89.5
KansasCity KCFX-FM 101.1- Lindsay Shannon's KC blues show
Montana: Bozeman-KMMS-FM 95.1
Nevada: Reno-KTHX-FM 100.1 & KUNR-FM 88.7; Las Vegas-KUNV-FM 91.5
New Jersey: Teaneck-WFDU-FM 89.1
New Mexico: Santa Fe-KBAC-FM 98.1 & KTAO-FM 101.9
New York: New York City-Sirius Satellite Radio & WBGO-FM 88.3; WFDU-FM 89.1
North Carolina: Wilmington-WHQR-FM 91.3
Ohio: Akron-WAPS-FM 91.3; Columbus-WCBE-FM 90.5
Oregon: Ashland-KSFM-FM 89.1; Eugene-KLCC-FM 89.7 & KRVM-FM 91.9; Portland-KINK-FM 101.9 & KPSU-AM 1450
Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh-WYEP-FM 91.3;
WKAB-FM "Mountain Of Blues" Michael Cloren; Hughesville-WZXR 99.3 Charlie Lockard
Philadelphia-WXPN-FM 88.5
Tennessee:Memphis-WDIA-AM 1070
Texas: Austin-KUT-FM 90.5; Houston-KPFT-FM 90.1
Utah: Salt Lake City-KRCL-FM 90.9
Vermont: Montpelier-WNCS-FM 104.7
Virginia: Roanoke-WROV-FM 96.3
Washington: Seatle-KEXP-FM 90.3 & KMTT-FM-103.7; Spokane-KKZX-FM 98.9; Tacoma-KPLU-FM 88.5
Washington, D.C.: XM Satellite Radio – Bill Wax’s Bluesville- Exit 74
Wisconsin: Milwaukee-KRVB-FM 94.9
Wyoming: Jackson-KMTN-FM 96.9