235 E. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (414) 277–7795
Fax: (414) 277–0645
Join us for a walking tour this fall! Visit our gift shop at 235 E Michigan St for a curated Milwaukee shopping experience. Open 10-3 Tuesday-Sunday.
Bob Barry ruled Milwaukee’s airwaves in the ’60s and ’70s. The only time the Beatles performed here, Barry introduced them to the audience, and he was the only local personality who spent time in private with the Fab Four. If a band or musician came to town, he met them with a microphone. Chuck Berry, the Animals, Wings, the Rolling Stones–the list goes on. His popular “Bob Barry Calls the World” segment entertained thousands with cold calls to famous personalities, including Bob Hope, Sophia Loren, Elton John and Cher. Through it all, Barry maintained a calm and fun-loving demeanor, even when mocked by the WOKY Chicken or nearly eaten by wolves on the air. Packed with never-before-seen photos, this revealing memoir recalls the iconic DJ’s many celebrity encounters, his career highlights and setbacks and the hijinks that made Milwaukee radio rock.
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