McRobbie Spins his Favorite Tunes

IU President Guest-hosts WFIU's "Just You and Me."

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    Photo: Sevil Mahfoozi

    McRobbie played hits from the Beatles, The Who, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin and others.

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    McRobbie has some experience in the DJ chair. He co-hosted a jazz program last spring with Joe Bourne.

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    McRobbie says the members of Led Zeppelin "were in a class of their own."

WFIU changed things up during last Friday’s broadcast of “Just You and Me” with Joe Bourne. The daily jazz program featured rock classics and a presidential guest host.

“Well, good afternoon. I think, as is clear, I am not Joe Bourne,” said the guest disc jockey donning a dress shirt and tie.

The DJ, of course, was IU President Michael McRobbie and the set list included tracks from his favorite bands during his college years.

“The bands were all favorites of mine and then, I liked the idea of doing it all live so people can actually hear that these people could actually play their instruments and were capable of generating great energy and excitement on stage,” McRobbie said.

McRobbie spun tracks from The Who, Janis Joplin, and Neil Young among others. He ended the program with his personal favorite, Led Zeppelin.

“They were just in a class of their own in terms of the quality of their performance, the musicianship, the sustained energy of probably five hours,” McRobbie said.

With two radio shows now under his belt, the IU president will return to the DJ chair to co-host a classical program with Joe Bourne.

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