Jim was a seasoned Cleveland and Akron guitarist and singer for many years. He played in various groups with many different musical styles such as Rock, Blues, Country, Big band, and Motown. He was quoted as saying "I am now playing the same material that I first learned when I was 15 years old and it is still working today, WHO KNEW? HAVE FUN!".
Larry Keller - 5 String Bass/Vocals
Larry started playing music at the age of 8. He reluctantly played accordion (mother made him!) for 5 years, guitar for 3 years and finally finding a home on bass guitar when he was a sophomore in High School. Since then, Larry has performed at over 2,000 events, or as he liked to put it - over 225 stages. He has played some very impressive venues like: The House of Blues, The Agora (Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo), WMMS Appreciation Days and many top tier local clubs. Larry has played with the most talented local Cleveland musicians for years in Cities all across the country. Larry's was reputed in musical circles as one of the best bass players in town and was known for his versatility, accuracy, dynamics and very tasteful presentation of the bass guitar.
In Memory of Rock Radio Brothers who are no longer with us...Great Musicians and Friends, Larry & Jim - You will always be a part of our family and our Music !
Michael Victor - Sound Engineer
Michael previously worked with Aggressive Sound Company and is now the owner of Live Edge Sound in Kingsville. Michael has agreed to come on board with us and we’re thrilled to have him as a key member of our band.
Wally Spisak - Bass/Vocals
"Wally is the "puppy" of the band... a tiny 300 lb. pup! Prior to picking up the bass, Wally was a former football player, power lifter, and coach. He didn't pick up the bass until his early 20's, but he's been playing consistently for roughly 30+ years. His influences are numerous, but John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, Duck Dunn, and Larry "The Mole' Taylor are evident. Wally plays Fender, Gibson, and Rickenbacker basses through varying Ampeg heads and cabinets. He feels fortunate to have played with many great musicians from the Cleveland area. He brings his "A Game" to Rock Radio!"
Rick Snider - Drums/Percussions
Rick has been a working drummer since the mid 70s, where he started out playing Variety & Polkas at weddings & social clubs. Late 70s Early 80s saw Rick playing Rock/Prog Rock covers & originals.
Through the 80s, Rick was on the road with various “show bands” 5-7 nights/week doing dance music, R&B & Jazz.
The 90s up to current have seen Rick performing in Corporate/Wedding “tux” groups, backing singer/ songwriters on drums & percussion, and playing in Christian settings, mainly at his home Church: Prince of Peace in Mentor.
Rick teaches percussion at Geauga Music Center, Chardon OH.
Rick is excited to re-join Ray & Mike (played together briefly a dozen years back) & thrilled with his new partners in the rhythm section, Wally & Jerry. add text.
Mike Raymond - Vocals/Guitar/Percussions
Besides being a karaoke singer, Mike didn't perform his first live music gig until he was 26 after his roomate's band lost their lead vocalist unexpectedly and were desperate for a replacement. After pulling off the one-nighter quite sucessfully, Mike and his roomate began working on writing original songs and covers for a few years. Mike has been a member of several other projects since his accidental introduction to the world of live perfomances finally finding a home with Rock Radio. Mike is Rock Radio's primary vocalist and entertainer who plays an Ibanez acoustic-electric guitar, hums the harmonica, shakes the tamborine and eagerly awaits the "More Cowbell!" cries from the audience.
Ray DelBrocco - Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Ray has been playing guitar and keyboards since the age of ten. Ray has been fortunate to play in several successful bands including "Trixx", "Jynx" and now "Rock Radio". Until "Rock Radio", Ray was most proud of "Trixx" which may have been the first tribute band in the area. The last set of every gig was dedicated, non-stop music, to one of several different artists "Trixx" would replicate. At the time, "Trixx" was honored as Scene Magazines favorite band.
Jerry Mitchell - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Lucky to be born into a house of Hi-fidelity music, Jerry was touched by the beauty of melody at an early age. There was Elvis, The Four Seasons, Chuck Berry and the Everly Brothers. Then along came The Beatles, and with that wonderful twist of fate, the beginning of the British Invasion. There was no turning back...Jerry had to know it all!! Everything about the guitar...how it was used, eccentric tunings, clean sound, dirty sound and complex chording and solos. He needed to understand the intricate vocal parts through all styles of music and how they impact the overall melody of a song. All of this has held Jerry's musical interests starting in 1955 until the present. And finally, Jerry feels Lucky again to be asked to join Rock Radio where he can display the musical passion of his life-long studies for all to hear.