The Great American Road Trip: Day Four

Get in the car with WJOL morning radio host Scott Slocum for another epic road trip across America, via the legendary Route 66. Tune in for an unforgettable road trip across America on Route 66, broadcast live every morning from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM on 1340 WJOL.


Over the next 8 business days we will be unlocking new Route 66 road trip content on this page. Mother Road fans will want to come back every day for exclusive interviews, photos and videos from some of the top destinations along The Great American Road Trip.

WJOL’s Scott Slocum hosts 10 live remote radio broadcasts from 10 new cities along the Mother Road. Live broadcasts take place in California; Oatman and Holbrook, Ariz.; Tucumcari, New Mexico; Clover, Texas; Tulsa, OK; Springfield, MO; and Edwardsville, Springfield, Illinois and back home in Joliet.

The cross-country odyssey concludes with a grand finale at the historic Rialto Square Theater in Joliet on Friday, June 14 (reserve your spot at the live show here:


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The Great American Road Trip is made possible by The First Hundred Miles, Heritage Corridor Destinations, D’Arcy Buick-GMC and Enjoy Illinois.

This year’s daily sponsors include Mark Reum – Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, Village of Romeoville, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Ascension St. Joseph – Joliet, Pontiac Tourism, First Secure Bank of Joliet, Joliet Slammers, Fazio Insurance, Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and the city of Wilmington.


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About our four-day sponsor:

The cardiovascular specialists at Ascension Sint-Jozef – Joliet provide comprehensive cardiac care near you. Every visit starts with a conversation about how you are feeling. We will then draw up a care plan together that suits you.

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Whether you want to take a cross-country trip from Chicago to Santa Monica, or simply experience a unique getaway close to home, the First Hundred Miles of Route 66 is the best place to start your journey. This famous tour takes you off the highways and encourages you to explore the communities along the Mother Road. From the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s awe-inspiring Magnificent Mile to the picturesque farmlands of central Illinois, the First Hundred Miles of the original two-lane blacktop is lined with historic diners, fascinating museums, and some of the most popular photo ops you can take. can be found along the entire route.

The First Hundred Miles is a comprehensive tourism brand connecting the communities between Chicago and Pontiac. At you’ll find articles dedicated to notable attractions, lists of favorite restaurants, inspiring photo galleries and in-depth business listings. You’ll also find handy maps and ready-made itineraries, which will lead you to popular boutiques, vast nature reserves and delicious eateries.

Be sure to tune in LIVE to 1340 WJOL every weekday from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM for updates on The Great American Road Trip 2.0!

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