Sad news this week about the passing of Gary Richrath, an original guitarist for the band REO Speedwagon. Local music fans, though, should know his death will not affect REO's upcoming show at The Stanley in Utica.

Jerry Kraus, executive director of the Stanely, joined us on the Keeler show to talk about the band's history, and Richrath's departure from the group more than two decades ago.

Richrath, 65, is credited with writing one of REO's most popular songs - 'Take It On The Run.'

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