Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bob’s childhood passion was always music. But he never realized that one day it would become his profession. He started his broadcast career in 1977 in Sarasota working for Ted Rogers’ progressive rock station, 102.5 WQSR-FM. In 1979 he began entertaining rock audiences in Chicago and has become one of the Windy City’s radio icons.
Starting there with WMET-FM as production director, Bob has been with some of the city’s finest stations – WLUP AM & FM, WCKG-FM, WXCD-FM, WLS-AM, and WXRT-FM. From 1990 to 2000 he fronted an 11-piece rock and r&b band called Rockestra and, in late 2003, was invited to become the new lead singer of the legendary Chicago band, The Cryan’ Shames.
Today (2008) Bob fronts a new band, The Stroud Crowd, and continues to hold down mid-days and host his legendary Sunday morning radio show, “Rock & Roll Roots,” on Chicago’s WDRV-FM The Drive.
1977 - 1979 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)