|Bob Zak Radio Personality|
Zak was born in Joliet and knew he wanted to be in broadcasting
He left in 1984 to take on the role of morning announcer at WCCQ 98.3fm in Crest Hill where he launched the station’s country music format that still exists today.
In 1985 Bob was offered
a position at 1340am WJOL as afternoon host where he stayed for 5 years as
part of the most successful news/talk radio lineup in Joliet
|Bob Zak behind the mic at WJRC in 1983|
Bob was very active in the Joliet community during this time hosting shows at the Rialto Square Theatre, Bicentennial Park, as well as volunteering his time and performing duties as emcee for many local organizations including Big Brothers, Easter Seals, Groundwork, and the American Legion, among many others.
In 1989 Bob left WJOL
to host the midday show on 50,000 watt oldies station WCFL Radio in Chicago
where he could be heard all over the Midwest. He also taught broadcasting
for 8 years at the University of St. Francis and managed USF’s radio
station, WCSF, where he launched the popular all holiday music “Spirit
In the 1990’s he once again returned to Chicago radio, hosting shows on classic rock station 105.9 WCKG as well as the 70’s station Y107.9.
Currently Bob is the
weekend host on the classic rock station 95.9-The River in Aurora/Naperville
where he has been entertaining audiences for the last 11 years.