Bob Marovich interviewed by David Licata

Posted By  on July 12, 2011

When I first interviewed Robert Darden of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project for A Life’s Work in Chicago (August 2009), one collector’s name came up again and again. Bob Marovich.

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, radio announcer, and journalist. Since 2001, he has hosted “Gospel Memories,” a weekly radio program featuring classic gospel on WLUW Chicago. He is currently at work on a book-length history of gospel music in Chicago, to be published in 2013, and is the editor of The Black Gospel Blog.

The idea to interview Marovich came to me as I was editing a Darden section. In it Darden mentions the moment in his life when his passion for gospel music took hold (this will be a future blog post read the post and view the clip!), and I wondered if Marovich had a similar moment and trajectory. I realized after conducting the interview that whether they discovered their passions in a similar way hardly matters, really; what’s interesting is the personal story of an individual’s discovery.


About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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