7 Things You Didn’t Know About Doug Podell

The Doc of Rock has been entertaining the masses for 42 years on the Detroit airwaves and is on WCSX weekdays 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m! He is a Beatles fanatic, has been married to his wife, Sue, for 41 years and he loves Corvettes. These things we know, but what don’t we know?

Is it possible there is a Beatles song you don’t particularly care for?
Yes, I never cared for Ob La Di Ob La Da.

What is, hands down, the most awkward interview you’ve ever conducted?
It was Ringo Starr. You could just tell he didn’t want to do it, and he just gave one-word answers. I did my best and he did lighten up a bit, but it was truly awkward.

What jobs did you have before you got into radio?
It was a bowling alley company. I headed up a crew that went from place to place, cleaning and repairing… for about a year.

Is there anything your wife, Sue, knows about you that you care to share with us?

What is your favorite decade of classic rock?
That’s a tough one. I must admit, I still like the 70s sound, but the 80s are great too.

What do you love most about being a Detroiter?
The vibe of the city, family, friends and coney dogs.

You’ve always loved NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. Has your loyalty ever waivered?
No way. He’s still all over my Rock Room, and I’m still cheering for the #24 carand now Chase Elliott.