Rudy Tucich is a drummer from Detroit. His contemporaries include Pepper Adams and Barry Harris. Years ago he was the host of a great show on WDET public radio in Detroit called '52nd Street'. Typically he would feature bebop-era music and musicians, and offer tremendous insight and perspective on the players, and the times in which they lived and worked. Rudy had a great radio voice, and a deep and intimate knowledge of the music. I loved that show, it was one of the contributing factors to the development of my Love of this music, thanks Rudy.
52nd Street went off the air around 1993, I remember WDET had annual fund drives and in 1993 the show didn't generate enough pledge revenue to support it for another year. Rudy for the record I mailed in a cheque for $15, which was all I could swing at the time.
Here's a recording of an episode, I hope you enjoy it.