The first episode of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Show aired on WQFS in October 2012.
Some of the artists that can be heard regularly on the program include Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Bob Dylan, Gov’t Mule, Little Feat, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Anders Osborne, Jackie Greene, North Mississippi All Stars, James Brown, Bob Marley, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Al Kooper, Michael Bloomfield, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, Black Keys, Black Crowes, Jerry Garcia Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Guy, Widespread Panic, Santana, Steve Earle, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, Gary Clark Junior, Wilco, Jeff Beck, Traffic, Savoy Brown, Humble Pie, Eric Clapton, John Hammond Junior, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Faces, Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Leon Russell, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter, Warren Haynes, Peter Tosh, Warren Zevon, Dr. John, Billy Preston, Booker T & the MGs, Burning Spear, Canned Heat, Chuck Berry, Dave Mason, David Bromberg, the Byrds, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Free, Furthur, Gil Scott-Heron, Shuggie Otis, J. Geils Band, JJ Cale, James Gang, Joe Cocker, Joe Walsh, John Fogerty, John Prine, John Mayall, Keb’ Mo’, Leslie West, Mountain, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Los Lobos, Lowell George, Neville Brothers, Papa Mali, Phil & Friends, Robert Randolph, Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Sea Level, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ten Years After, Todd Rundgren, Toots and the Maytals, Tom Waits, and much more.
-your host, Ramblin’ Rich Lerner
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Show is usually on every Tuesday at 12 Noon until 2 PM
“I have been an obsessive music collector for as long as I can remember and I have always loved sharing music with other people. The opportunity to be a WQFS disc jockey with my own radio show is the ultimate extension of both those passions.”
“The show is a mixture of old and new with an emphasis on lots of live and rare recordings. Occasionally the show will feature a single theme or focus on a particular artist. Always the show will aim to be informative and entertaining. Some of the themed shows I have done so far include songs about time, songs about storms, songs about the radio, songs about neighbors, dream songs, healing songs, political songs, songs with states names in the title, songs with numbers in the title, and songs with girls names in the title. The songs I played on the radio show that day were Bertha, Carol, Izabella, Desdemona, Nadine, Ophelia, Rosalee, Darlene, Debra, Sara, Claudine, Althea, Isis, Melinda, Marianne, Mona, Melody, Maydelle, Angie and Layla. The nickname “Ramblin’ Rich” refers to all the various musical styles I ramble between in my playing and in my listening so my radio show is a reflection of that as well. The mission of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Show is to bring the listener a little rock ‘n’ roll to revive the soul…
To put some grooves in your moves, some pep in your step, some glide in your stride, and some roll in your stroll.”
WQFS has a long and storied history dating back to 1970 and is consistently ranked among the top college radio stations in the country by the Princeton Review. WQFS 90.9 FM is Guilford College’s student run radio station with both students and members of the community serving as disc jockeys broadcasting in a wide variety of genres. WQFS 90.9 FM broadcasts from Greensboro North Carolina to the surrounding area and can be heard live anywhere streaming online.