Today we're featuring two hot bands from right here in Ohio!
First up is The Black Keys from Akron. This duo formed in 2001 after childhood friends Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney dropped out of the University of Akron. They're known for their raw blues/rock sound, and have been awareded for it. They've won 7 Grammy's since 2011, plus an MTV award and one BRIT award. Their new album, Turn Blue, is their 8th studio release. We're featuring the first single, Fever.
Our second Ohio band of the day is Rascal Flatts from Columbus. This country trio made their debut in 2000 with the hit song Prayin' for Daylight. Just like The Black Keys, they've had their own share of success. RF has sold 22.5 million records and had 14 number one hits. They'll be at Riverbend on September 5th to support their 9th studio album, Rewind. We're featuring the single, Rewind.
A LITTLE ABOUT JIM
Each morning from 5am-9am , Jim talks with them all, news correspondents from the White House to London to Baghdad; newsmakers from former Presidents to Playboy beauties; sports figures from Pete Rose to Marvin Lewis and actors, authors and activists. He's the voice of volunteerism, the emcee of choice for just about anything from Marty Brennaman night at the ballpark to a Bengals rally to a visit from the President. Jim is an avid golfer, marathon runner, the guy who will close your kids' school in the winter. And he does this all on 5 hours of sleep a day. Jim is the winner of the 2002 Marconi Award for Large Market Radio Personality of the Year. His show is produced by Greg Shurts.