Bob Dorr

2000 - Disc Jockey

For Bob Dorr, it has always been about the music and the music makers, be it as a host of one of Iowa's first late night "underground" FM radio shows 'Progression,' or his weekend spotlight of regional music 'Down on the Corner.'

Dorr has done many exclusive radio interviews with the likes of Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Average White Band, and hundreds more.

Dorr has been the night voice of public radio on KUNI for 27 years. His first night for KUNI was the stations first night on the air, October 2, 1972.

From 1974 to 1976, Dorr's show "Record Rap" was syndicated nationally through NPR's arts and information package, and aired weekly on 89 stations. From that first night, Bob has seen KUNI from 5000 watts to its current 100,000 watts with translators in Des Moines, the Quad Cities, Dubuque, and Mason City. As of this Year (2000), the audience is worldwide at

Currently, Dorr's Saturday night show "Backtracks" delves into obscure rock 'n roll history, truly giving Iowa's a weekly, in-depth research picture of rock from 1955 to 1975.ajdsfo


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