REO Plays On The River For The Loop
September 11, 2007 at 6:18 AM (PT)
EMMIS Classic Rock WLUP (THE LOOP)/CHICAGO morning air personality JONATHON BRANDMEIER invited REO SPEEDWAGON to perform live on the air in front of the world-famous MERCHANDISE MART on top of the SHORELINE sightseeing vessel, "Star of CHICAGO", on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th at 8a.
During an on-air interview with REO SPEEDWAGON front man KEVIN CRONIN, a conversation stimulated performing a concert free for the people of CHICAGO, and listeners were asked to suggest the best place to play. Immediately, phone calls and e-mails from listeners flooded THE LOOP. After sifting through the responses, "on the CHICAGO RIVER" was a glaring theme across the board.