Congratulations to our two favorite record enthusiasts, Bob & Ron! Nice article on the Chicagoland Radio and Media website, announcing the return of Bob & Ron’s Record Club to the Steve Dahl family of radio broadcasting – right back where they started!
Here’s the first half of the article:
“Bob & Ron’s Record Club,” the former WCKG-FM weekend show, is coming back once again and re-teaming with another former WCKG-FM veteran. [Beginning] Thursday, June 27th, “Bob & Ron’s Recod Club” becomes a weekly podcast heard exclusively on Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl’s podcast network.
The show, hosted by friends Bob Ryan and Ron Kwasman, aired on WCKG-FM from 2004-2007, playing rock music exclusively from vinyl albums found in the duo’s record collection of over 10,000 LPs. “Bob & Ron’s Record Club” was an unscripted, improvised throwback to the old “underground” shows on progressive rock FM stations of the late 1960s/early 1970s.
Unlike the top 200 songs done by the top 50 artists now heard on Classic Rock radio playlists, Bob & Ron would personally select rare classic rock tracks from their vast collection of thousands of artists (both known and unknown), along with talking about the artists and the songs played. The conversations would fluctuate frequently between being funny, serious, intelligent, or down at a stoner-level.
Despite the show’s popularity, Bob & Ron’s program went away when WCKG-FM itself went away. (CBS Radio flipped the talk/music format to the AC format known as Fresh 105.9 in 2007.) That severely “harshed the mellow” of the Bob & Ron fans.
In December 2012, Bob & Ron fans were feeling high over the fact that archives of some of the now-classic WCKG-FM radio shows were being uploaded on to the website Black Sunshine Media, which was operated by a mutual friend of theirs. Additionally, a few new shows were done as podcasts for that website.
As of tomorrow, brand new podcasts of “Bob & Ron’s Record Club” will only be heard via the Steve Dahl Network, the subscription podcast collective found at Dahl.com. New podcasts will appear each Thursday on that website for its subscribers.
The Bob & Ron Radio Archives continue to exist in full on BSM.