IU President McRobbie Rocks Public Radio

The president played his favorite rock songs from his days as a college student.

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Photo: Andrew Olanoff/WFIU

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie played songs from favorites such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, the Who, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Neil Young.

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Just You & Me with Joe Bourne

Featuring guest host, IU President Michael McRobbie.


March 5, 3:30 - 5:30

Office Of The President, Indiana University

Just You & Me

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie guest-hosted the WFIU radio program Just You & Me with Joe Bourne.

The Power Of ‘Live’

The president played his favorite rock songs from his days as a college student, including tracks by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, the Who, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Neil Young.

All of McRobbie’s choices came from live recordings, as he wanted “to give listeners a sense of the energy, power and musicianship of all these great groups and artists at their peak.”

The Studio Welcomes The President

“At a time when the arts are facing cuts, it’s particularly encouraging to hear Indiana University President McRobbie on-air promoting cultural programming on WFIU,” said WFIU Station Manager Christina Kuzmych. “It’s a testament to the WFIU/Indiana University partnership, and to President McRobbie’s personal enjoyment of music and radio.”

Music Heard On This Episode

The Beatles: Love Me Do
The Beatles — Live at the BBC
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The Beatles: Love Me Do
The Beatles — Live at the BBC
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The Who: My Generation
The Who — Monterey Pop Festival 1967 Volume 1
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The Rolling Stones: Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones — Get Yer Ya-Yas Out
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Cream: Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Cream — Live Cream Volume 2
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Janis Joplin: Ball And Chain
Janis Joplin — Monterey Pop Festival 1967 Volume 1
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The Doors: Soul Kitchen
The Doors — Absolutely Live
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Jefferson Airplane: The House At Pooneil Corner
Jefferson Airplane — The Woodstock Experience
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Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young: Cowgirl in the Sand
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young — 4 Way Street
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Jethro Tull: Nothing Is Easy
Jethro Tull — Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
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Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd — Pulse
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Led Zeppelin: Since I've Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin — How The West Was Won
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Joe Bourne

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Joe Bourne moved to Bloomington in 1984 to work at WFIU. As Jazz Director, Joe produces and hosts Just You & Me, and interviews local and national guests for the broadcast. In addition, he has produced jazz specials devoted to the lives and music of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and other jazz greats. In his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and family, going to car shows, and listening to music.

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