Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 15:35
Robb Rose is coming back home. The Chicago native, who has spent much of the last two years working out of state, will be returning to his hometown in a few weeks and returning to his old radio jobs.
From July 2009 through October 2011, Robb Rose was a weekend DJ and fill-in host on Hubbard Broadcasting's WILV-FM/Rewind 100.3. Starting next month, he will return to that role. His first show back on the Chicago airwaves will be on July 4th at 10:00am, filling in for midday host Megan Reed.
In addition to returning to WILV-FM, Rose will also be returning to the Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB). He previously taught Radio 1 and Radio 2 classes at ICB in 2010-2011 and will soon be back doing that once again.
Robb Rose left Chicago in October 2011 to accept a position as Program Director and afternoon DJ at Classic Country KTPK-FM in Topeka, KS. While he truly loved his time there, he missed Chicago and missed being closer to his daughter, who still lives here.
In his goodbye note
to his fans this afternoon, Robb Rose said: "Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for letting me share the afternoon with you on Country Legends 106.9. I am headed back to my Sweet Home Chicago to be with my family and work on the air in radio there. It's been a blast, and I've made some very good friends during my time here in Kansas. I'm proud to know the team members here at KTPK as well, and to forever call them all a part of my family."
His last day working at KTPK-FM will be June 28th.
In addition to working in radio in Chicago and Topeka, Robb Rose has been a Program Director for stations in Springfield, IL and St. Joseph, MI, as well as an Operations Manager for a radio cluster in Flagstaff, AZ.
The Columbia College Chicago graduate began his radio career as an intern working at WBBM-FM/B96 in 1987.
Robb Rose tells CRM: "Its been great here in Topeka and I've enjoyed being back in programming - but truth is my heart's always been in Chicago, my home town. And honestly I couldn't be happier than to rejoin my radio family at Hubbard."