97.1 FM, The Drive is Chicago’s Classic Rock. Combining the greatest music ever made with venerable musicologists and contemporary hosts, The Drive’s appeal spans several generations of rock fans.

The Drive's Core Values

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Variety

We challenge ourselves to stay unpredictable.

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Supportive

We care about each other, our audiences, our advertisers and our community.

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Positive

With plenty of negativity in the world, The Drive is an oasis of optimism, entertainment and fun.

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Engaged

The Drive is always on the streets and in your zone.  We strive to be great neighbors.

Artists

Live and Local

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Sherman

5:30am–10am

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Tingle

5:30am-10am

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Jill

5:30am-10am

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Rachel

5:30am-10am

97.1 FM The Drive’s Sherman & Tingle Show kicks off mornings in Chicago with the best classic rock and a unique blend of humor, conversation and contests.  Consistently top-rated, the show is the most active and engaging morning show in Chicago.

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Bob Stroud

10am-2pm

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Seaver

2pm-7pm

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Janda

2pm-7pm

Hosted by knowledgeable and engaging classic rock enthusiasts, 97.1 FM The Drive is the soundtrack to Chicagoland’s daily routines.  Bob Stroud starts the workday, while Seaver & Janda provide Classic Rock for the ride home.

97.1 The Drive Listeners by the Numbers

%

Have a household income of $100K+

Market average: 33%

%

Have at least one

child under 18 at home

%

Have some college education

Total Audience 6+
Adults 25-54
Avg. Monthly Streaming
Social Media Followers

Source: Scarborough R2 Aug 18-Aug 19  • Nielsen Audio • Triton Digital Streaming • Social Media as of 3/13/2020, including Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

 

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We Are Where YOU Are

97.1 FM The Drive is accessible on several devices and can be wherever life takes you.   Listen to The Drive on your desktop, tablet, mobile device or smart speaker by saying, “Alexa, open 97-1 The Drive.”  

The New Free DRIVE app gives access to our Live Stream, Podcasts, DRIVE Music Playlists, Contests and great DRIVE App Rewards.

On Demand

Listen to great DRIVE content curated by our talented hosts On Demand.  From Janda’s deep dive into song lyrics on the Marconi-nominated “Behind The Song“ to Tingle’s collection of relatable, fan-generated stories on “This One Time,” these Podcasts have something for everyone.

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Sherman & Tingle

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This One Time

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Behind the Song

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Classic Rockstar Interviews

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Bob Stroud's One 45

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