Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wish I'd Have Gone: Route 66 Radio Tour

From June Lake County Journal by Paul Lepak. This took place in June 2013 when local LP Radio station WRLR 98.3 FM (but streams over internet) in Round Lake Park, in conjunction with 92.3 Forest FM from the United Kingdom had their "Mother Road Tour 2013." //// They started June 6th from the road's beginning at Adams and Michigan in downtown Chicago and went to Pontiac, Illinois with visits to various Red Carpet Corridor towns (Joliet to Towanda). //// It was carried on WRLR and Forest FM and fed to the BBC. //// Famed WLS DJ Clark Weber will be joining their show from Pontiac via phone. At least one broadcast will be from the Pontiac Route 66 Museum's recreated 1966 studio using actual working vintage equipment. //// Plans were to do the first morning show broadcast from the steps of the Chicago Art Institute's front steps if approved. Then, it was to be on to Lou Mitchell's for more talk and breakfast. //// Around noon they were to drive to Joliet and spend the night after doing a 6-9 PM show. Next day, on to Pontiac and a morning broadcast on June 8th and then shows from several other Pontiac locals. You can hear segments at the WRLR 98.3 site. //// I Sure Would Have Loved to be On That Road Trip. --RoadDog

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