Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Historic Route 66 Radio Tour, 2013

It's been a while since we've given you an update on this landmark radio tour ... so we wanted to bring you up to speed this morning. (We've heard from several Forgotten Hits Readers and Disc Jockeys who are hoping to join in along the way ... for more information, be sure to check the link at the end of today's article!)   

Things have been scaled back a bit since we last talked about this ... in fact, the tour will now never leave Illinois ... which means that many of our local and midwest readers will have a chance to get in on the fun while some of you "out-of-towners" will have to wait for the second leg before you can tag along 

Everything kicks off on Thursday, June 6th ... (get it ... 6/6) ... at the corner of Adams and Michigan in downtown Chicago. WRLR 98.3 (US) Morning Man Paul Lepek and Forest FM 92.3 (UK) hosts Paul Peters and Geoff Kemp will all be on hand to kick things off with a live broadcast from 6:06 am (as in "six:six") - 9 am. In fact, both stations will be broadcasting live updates and interviews with surprise guests, '50's and '60's radio fans and former deejays throughout the tour. (Music from the '50's and '60's will be featured throughout the tour!)     

From here we'll head over to Lou Mitchell's Restaurant around 10:00 for brunch and more interviews. Then, at noon, we'll hit the road, headed down to Joliet where several of the participants will make Harrah's Casino and Hotel their "home away from home" for the next couple of nights. While in Joliet, they'll do another live three hour morning broadcast, followed up the next day by a live broadcast from the Joliet Area Historical Museum. (Friday, June 7th, from 7 am - 10 am)    

The tour then continues south down Historic Route 66 from Joliet to Pontiac, Illinois, where legendary Chicago DJ Clark Weber will join the broadcast. While in Pontiac the team will broadcast live from the Pontiac Route 66 Museum from 9 am - Noon on Saturday, June 8th.  The museum features a wonderfully recreated 1966 studio that uses actual working vintage broadcasting equipment!     

Then, after a couple of days in Pontiac, the crew hits the road again, this time headed down to Atlanta, Illinois, where Route 66 Radio will broadcast live from the beautifully restored Palms Grill Cafe, right across from the Bunyon Giant, on Monday Morning from 10 am - 1 pm.  

On Tuesday Morning (June 11th) the guys will do another live broadcast, this time from The Atlanta Museum ... before departing again on Wednesday Morning to head back to Chicago. 

If you'd like to join us for this exciting adventure (or any points in between), contact for more details and information.  Meanwhile, we would LOVE to bring some more jocks onboard ... so please drop us a line soon so that you can get in on all the fun!  (kk)