Bill Louis 10:00am To 3:00pm


Bill Louis is known to Cleveland radio listeners as the host of Cleveland’s Classic Café, serving up lunch requests and a bit of rock and roll trivia every midday on WNCX. Bill followed the classic prescription for a successful career in radio…leave Cleveland, get experience in smaller markets and come back home to a long-running, successful 21+ year career and a prominent position in the community.

In addition to Bill’s on-air and programming contributions to WNCX, Bill is the station’s community service ambassador. Bill works hard with numerous non-profit organizations and community groups to help raise funds and extend their message to the community.

In 2007, Bill received the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, The Free Times Best Radio DJ in Cleveland Award and a Proclamation from the Village of Walton Hills for 10 years of service and support for the Christmas For Kids Program.

(Photo Credit: Mark Weiss,  / Courtesy of Trans-Siberian Orchestra)

Bill Louis Talks With TSO Founder Paul O’Neill

Bill Louis recently sat down with TSO founder Paul O’Neill and talked their upcoming Cleveland dates this December 30th where they will be reworking The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve for the new tour, their new album and more!


Nils Lofgren (Photo Courtesy of Jo Lopez)

Bill Louis Talks With Nils Lofgren

Bill Louis talked with solo singer/songrwriter and legendary guitarist Nils Lofgren on his upcoming Rocksino show, his 10 disc box set, tour prep, playing with so many iconic artists and friends he’s lost over the years.


Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits performs live at Feijenoord Stadium, De Kuip, Rotterdam in Holland on May 29 1992 (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)

50 Albums Turning 30 In 2015: Bill Louis On Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms

Bill Louis shares his pick for his favorite album released in the year 1985-Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms.


TSO Live

INTERVIEW: TSO Founder Paul O’Neill Talks To Bill Louis

Bill Louis talked with TSO founding member Paul O’Neill about what fans can expect from this years show, what it was like to play for a million people on New Year’s Eve in Germany and more!


Clay Herrick-Cleveland Memory Project

Remembering The First World Series of Rock

1974 was the year it all changed in the concert scene.


Bill Louis at The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo June 13, 2014

PHOTOS: Bill Louis At The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Live Fathers Day Weekend Broadcast June 13, 2014



Steve Broderick Talks About His Time With T.S.O. And His Upcoming Performances In Cleveland

Attention T.S.O. fans: you loved him in his featured “Old City Bar” performances but now Steve Broderick is bringing a little different style to the Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-off & Music Festival with his […]

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Mr Classic at Verizon (9)

Happy Birthday, Mr. Classic!

Bill Louis extends a birthday wish to the one and only host of the Saturday Night House Party – Mr. Classic!


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Thanks To All Who Came Out And Donated At Our “Sweet 16” 2014 Bloodsuckers Buffet

Thanks to everyone who was involved in our 16th annual Bloodsuckers Buffet at Windows on the River – the results are in, and they rock!


From The NCX Archives

Happy Birthday To Cleveland’s Rock n’ Roll Encyclopedia, Bill Louis!

Happy Birthday to our midday host, Bill Louis. Paula Balish leaves her birthday message for Bill – leave your own.


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