Primary Menu

Meltdown on WRIF

Weekdays 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Talkin’ Rock with Wendy Dio and Richrath Project 3:13’s Michael Jahnz Download

50:27 Download August 6th

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Dio fan. I grow up on that stuff, so it was a no-brainer when I was contacted to talk with his widow, Wendy.

We discussed lots about Ronnie’s life through Rainbow, Sabbath, solo and beyond. One of the reasons Ronnie joined Black Sabbath was because Wendy informed him they only had $800 in savings. How does that happen to a big-time rock star? I found out. What did he listen to outside of rock? What did he think about his fans? And lots more.

Then, it’s Michael Jahnz from the Richrath Project 3:13. REO Speedwagon founding member Gary Richrath’s legacy lives on through this project. I asked Michael about his past moving to southern California in the 80’s meeting up with Gary (which is a crazy story) and putting together some of these songs with Gary playing and doing backing vocals on a few. Click the link below to learn more about this project and to get your cd/album.

Enjoy!

-Meltdown-

Ronnie James Dio

No Description

Richrath Project 3:13

Project 3:13 aims to influence rock history playing your favorite music playlist of REO and Richrath hit songs. With Michael as the lead vocalist together with the rest of the band, we will mesmerize audiences and let the crowd rock and sing to their favorite tunes.

Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown

Podcasts you may like

WRIF 50th Anniversary

Play Latest (February 9th)

29 episodes

Dave & Chuck the Freak Podcast

We try our best to help you get your ass out of bed by poking fun at pretty much everything that’s going on around us. If you are easily offended – take caution – no one is safe from Dave & Chuck the Freak’s wrath. That includes the President, the Pope, our significant others and […]

Play Latest (December 3rd)

2328 episodes

100 Years of Hit Makers

Play Latest (November 7th, 2020)

24 episodes

The Detroit Community Calendar

The Detroit Community Calendar helps keep you connected with local events happening that benefit the community!

Play Latest (March 7th, 2020)

8 episodes

History of WRIF Podcast Available NOW

  Celebrating 50 years of rockin’ Detroit! We’re diving deep into the crates for interviews with WRIF legends; The people who have made Detroit rock with WRIF since 1971!  

Play Latest (March 29th)

17 episodes