Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 10/1974

October 20th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 26, 1974 (click on chart image 2x for largest detailed view)


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 26, 1974


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These were the record singles you bought in 1974. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on AM-FM radio in Detroit, October 1974.



CKLW AM 800: A ’66 DETROIT NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

October 20th, 2017


Sunday, October 30, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: CKLW: ‘Meet Ed Busch, The Sunday Man’ 

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(Above CKLW related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2017. Newspapers.com).


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Missed any of our previous ‘Detroit Radio Back-Pages‘ features? GO HERE.



A SPECIAL THANK YOU

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It has been nearly two years (January 2016) when our friend, Detroit radio historian, Greg Innis, suggested Motor City Radio Flashbacks should “discover” the Detroit Free Press Newspaper Archives@Newspapers.com.

Your suggestion has been well appreciated. Thank you!

What a Detroit radio, “treasure trove,” this website having uncovered pouring through the Detroit Free Press newspaper archives. What you read here has not been read nor seen since the very day these articles were first published. We have literally hundreds upon hundreds of newspaper features on Detroit radio (and some related Detroit music) saved in our archives to date, set aside for future posts.

And we keep finding many, many more. So look for more ‘Detroit Radio Back Pages’ on Motor City Radio Flashbacks. It is a refreshing, altogether different look back at Detroit radio history. As was first read in newspaper print for the very first time decades ago.

 

Thank you, Greg Innis!



WKNR: A ‘KEENER CONTACT NEWS’ ’66 NEWSPAPER AD

October 20th, 2017


Tuesday, April 26, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “AWARDS”

(Above WKNR ad courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2017; Newspapers.com).


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WJR-AM: ’61 DETROIT RADIO NEWSPAPER AD MEMORY

October 20th, 2017


Sunday, August 27, 1961

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “MEET GEORGE KENDALL”

(Above WJR ad courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2017; Newspapers.com).


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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 10/1973

October 19th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 20, 1973 (click on chart image 2x for largest detailed view)


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 20, 1973


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These were the record singles you bought in 1973. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on AM-FM radio in Detroit, October 1973.



WDRQ-FM 93! DETROIT ‘TOP 21’ LAST WEEK: 10/14/1974

October 19th, 2017

WDRQ ‘Q’ SINGLES October 14, 1974


WDRQ ‘Q’ SINGLES October 14, 1974 (click on chart image 2x for largest detailed view)


WDRQ ‘Q’ SINGLES October 14, 1974


WDRQ FM RADIO. LAST WEEK. 43 YEARS AGO

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WDRQ-FM, the Top 21 for the week of October 08 – October 14, 1974. WDRQ personality Scott Regen featured on the week’s survey cover.


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A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

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Above WDRQ music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.



 

1960S! WHEN ‘POCKET’ RADIOS WERE EN VOGUE: 1963

October 19th, 2017

DETROIT FREE PRESS Friday, March 15, 1963




THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 10/1972

October 18th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 21, 1972 (click on chart image 2x for largest detailed view)


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 21, 1972


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These were the record singles you bought in 1972. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on AM radio in Detroit, October 1972, on Top 40 CKLW, and on conservative album-oriented, adult easy-listening WXYZ, and WJR radio.



THIS WEEK 1963: A WJBK RADIO 1500 RECORD REVIEW!

October 18th, 2017

WJBK RECORD REVIEW October 18, 1963 (click on chart image 2x for largest view)


WJBK RECORD REVIEW October 18, 1963


WJBK RADIO 15 TOP 60

THIS WEEK. OCTOBER 1963


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A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

Above WJBK music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.



THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD ‘HOT 100′: 10/1971

October 17th, 2017

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 23, 1971 (click on chart image 2x for largest detailed view)


BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 October 23, 1971


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These were the record singles you bought in 1971. Many went on to become the most popular radio airplays heard on AM radio in Detroit, October 1971, on Top 40 CKLW, WKNR, and on conservative album-oriented, adult easy-listening WXYZ, WCAR and WJR radio.


THE NATION’S TOP-SELLING 100 SINGLES 1971



 

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