GOOD TALK, GREAT GUESTS, LOYAL FANS
Tuesdays at 10:00 P.M. on 88.3 WAIF-fm in Cincinnati Ohio, USA
Chris Comer and Rob Ervin have been keeping the Ohio Valley entertained, informed and amused for over a decade.
Chris and Rob met while attending Bowling Green State University and working for the campus radio station. While at WBGU-FM, Rob hosted a morning show and Chris co-hosted an issues-oriented call-in talk show. "That's when the seed was planted for me," recalls Chris. "I knew I was the Jerry Lewis to Rob's ultra-suave martini-swilling Dean Martin personae. It was a natural thing to do." After graduation, Chris and Rob found themselves in the Cincinnati area where Chris worked in advertising and music retail and Rob spun records at 97X WOXY-FM in Oxford, Ohio - an alternative rock station that is consistently voted one of the best 15 local radio stations by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Chris and Rob started their late-night call-in program on WAIF-FM in 1990 and have since developed a loyal fan base, interviewed scads of world famous celebrities and won local radio awards, such as Cincinnati Magazine's "Best Talk Show" in 1995 and "Best Local Radio Show - Readers' Picks and Staff Picks" - for two years running in 1996 and 1997 from Everybody's News weekly entertainment publication. In 1998 another local entertainment weekly, Cincinnati CityBeat, named WAIF-fm "Best Talk Radio Station" based partly on the efforts of Chris & Rob - notable, since WAIF is not a full-time talk station!!
The Chris & Rob Show is many things - irreverent, topical, funny - sometimes even a "send up" of established radio shows on the am dial or fm public radio. You'll hear Chris & Rob dispense bad radio advice to belittled callers, tackle political issues in a self-righteous and opinionated manner, chide professional athletes for their off-the-field behavior, talk about creepy UFO and bigfoot sightings or just discuss current events. All with a flair that is uniquely Chris & Rob.
"I look at every show like it's a canvas and Chris and I are the artists," comments Rob. "You won't find any paint-by-number stuff on our show. We take chances. We want a Picasso or a Gainesborough to be on that canvas when we're done, not a clown crying. Although I do like "Dogs Playing Poker" so sometimes we go that route." Add brighter pastels to your radio landscape. Listen to the Chris and Rob Late Night Talk Show, you won't be a still life anymore.