WRUR 88.5 Different Radio

The Academy of Shred

Wednesday 10pm-Thursday 12am
  • Hosted by Bob Stiewe, , Steve Bauer, Heavy Metal Bob

Genre:  Metal

The Academy of Shred has been on the air since 1999. The show’s emphasis on high quality guitar-oriented rock, metal, rock fusion, power blues, and anything else emphasizing amazing guitar playing, has garnered them a devoted following.  The duo was interviewed by the internationally-distributed, Guitar Player Magazine, who published an article on the show in 2009.  The Academy of Shred focuses on artists from around the world as well as local guitar heroes, many who are under-the-radar and would not be able to have their music heard anywhere else. 

It is with great sadness that we are reporting the passing of  Robert "Heavy Metal Bob" Stiewe on May 16th, 2018. Bob was the host of the Academy of Shred, which he hosted since 2003 on WRUR. He owned and operated Heavy Metal Records in Webster until this past April. He is survived by his loving wife Jan and his two step daughters Cori and Kelli, as well as many many friends he considered family. A special celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations to the Benincasa House would be greatly appreciated.