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Q & A with RRI’s Todd Houston

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT For this week's installment of Rockford Rocked Interview, Todd Houston took questions compiled by Gregory Stahl on behalf of Rockford Rocked Interviews. Rockford Rocked Interview: What was the main…

RIPT prepares for 30th anniversary show

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT The Rockford area hard rock band Ript first made their debut in 1986 and quickly rose to the top of the city's live music food chain with original songs like "This is your brain on Rock-n-Roll", "She…

Audiophile Martin dishes on AV passion

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT I remember my mom taking my brother and me over to North Towne Mall as a kid sometime during the later part of the 1970s. We would go over to a store called Music World while she shopped at Weise's and…

Chatting with The Claudettes’ Johnny Iguana

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Formed April 1, 2011 in Chicago, The Claudettes have been described as blues, jazz, soul-punk, rockabilly and cartoon-music all rolled into one. They will be returning for their second show at Mary's…

Rockford Rocked catches up with Jeep Capone

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Rockford Rocked Interviews: Hey Jeep, thanks for stopping by. Jeep Capone: Thanks for having me. RRI: You're a very well respected drummer/musician who has been at it for years, and making a good…

Remembering Rockford’s #1 Music Fan

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Verne K. Smith, dubbed "Rockford's #1 Music Fan", was born May 8, 1946, in Muskegon, Michigan to parents Julia and Stanley Domkowski. Finding himself in Rockford he quickly became a fixture of the local…

Talking history of the Speedway with Jack Deery

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT The Rockford Speedway is a quarter-mile asphalt oval short track located at the corner of Illinois 173 and Forest Hills Road in Loves Park. It opened in 1948 as a midget car racing venue. Owned and…

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