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Arch City Radio Hour: Remembering Bob Reuter

Bob Reuter was a man who lived by no rules, a man who called it like he saw it. He was a beloved St. Louis musician, writer, photographer, radio personality, and friend who was taken from us in a freak accident on August 3rd, 2013. 

In the wake of us his death, many of his past works of art have surfaced from places far and wide. This art includes unreleased recordings from many of Bob's bands as well as numerous black and white film prints of St. Louis people, places, and culture. And now the St. Louis community and beyond has come together to celebrate a man, his life, and his art in this full Arch City Radio Hour tribute to Bob Reuter. We'll hear from Tony Patti, Paul Rose, Bill Streeter, Roy Kasten, Marc Chechik, Erin Wiles, Bowls MacLean, Jason Holler, Matt Harnish, Mat Wilson, Chris Baricevic, and fans from out of state as they share memories and thoughts on a truly great American life and a legacy that will continue to inspire many. 

Music featured in this hour encompasses Bob's career from The Dinosaurs through Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost and varies wildly in terms of recording quality.
Bob Reuter in 1973 - Don "Frankie" Tomazi is on mandolin


Bob Reuter with Mike Bowman and Paul Rose performing "Meanwhile" in 1988


Bob performs "Dirty South" at the City Museum for Lo-Fi St. Louis in 2009


Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost video for "Dana Dew"


Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost performing "She Brought Me To The Wire" for the Lo-Fi Cherokee project, May 2013


Alley Ghost at Big Muddy Records Fish Fry August 1, 2013 (PART 1)


Alley Ghost at Big Muddy Records Fish Fry August 1, 2013 (PART 2)


Mike Schrand began his radio career at St. Louis Public Radio as a live recording intern from 1986 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he acted as Jazz ‘Till Dawn producer and host and weekend announcer, occasional engineer for Jazzstream With Walter Parker and Jazz Unlimited and Morning Edition engineer and producer. From 1992 to 1995, Schrand worked in the corporate world, but returned as a weekend announcer in 1995. In 1996, Schrand was hired as St. Louis Public Radio Traffic Director and was promoted to Assistant Program Director in 1998 and Program Director in 2001. In his spare time he writes, sings, and plays bass in the local roots quartet Salt Of The Earth, and enjoys down time with his family in St. Louis City.