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



We challenge ourselves to stay unpredictable.



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



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



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


Live and Local

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, topics and contests.  This top-rated show is home to “The 7:30 Song Challenge,” “The Five @ 8:05” trivia cash contest and honest and funny conversations everyone can relate to.  Always out in the community, they are the most active and engaging morning show in Chicago.

Janda Lane hosts middays 9a-2p. She also hosts one of the country's hottest rock podcasts, "Behind The Song."


Bob Stroud

Bob Stroud hosts the Ten @ 10, One 45 at 1:45 and Rock n' Roll Roots 97.1 FM The Drive.



97.1 FM The Drive’s afternoon show is an interactive Classic Rock show with topical conversations, traffic reports, and music news. The listeners are part of the show with several contests including “Hometown Hardball,” a trivia game all about Chicago with a cash jackpot. Every show ends as he climbs the “Stairway to Seven” featuring two great songs from the mighty Led Zeppelin.

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



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.


Behind the Song


Sherman & Tingle


Bob Stroud's One 45


Hubbard Helps: Chicago

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