Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life

NEW! CKLW 800 BACK ON THE RADIO: DICK PURTAN

September 20th, 2019

 

CKLW RECALLED on MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * 1978 * DICK PURTAN

 


 

NEW! DICK PURTAN CKLW aircheck date: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1978

 

— DICK PURTAN’S FIRST SHOW on CKLW —

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 * THE GREG INNIS COLLECTION *

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

A special THANK YOU to senior website contributor GREG INNIS of Livonia, MI., for sharing this CKLW audio memory with Motor City Radio Flashbacks.

 


THIS WEEK 50 YEARS AGO: THE HOTTEST HIT IN THE USA!

September 19th, 2019


 

NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’69 * The Archies * 09/13/69 – 10/11/1969

 

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP FIVE: WEEK-ENDING September 20, 1969

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NUMBER ONE FOR 1969!

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FIFTEEN WEEKS on the singles chart, “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies peaked this month at No. 01 (4 weeks) on the Billboard Hot 100. Week ending September 14 through October 13, 1969. (Source: Billboard)

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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD HOT 100: 09/20/69

September 19th, 2019

BILLBOARD HOT 100 September 20, 1969


 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 SEPTEMBER 14-20, 1969

 

 

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WKNR SPONSORED CONTEST ‘WINS’ BY THE CLOCK: ’67

September 18th, 2019

Detroit Free Press April 26, 1967


 

 

Wednesday, April 26, 1967

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WKNR-AM

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YOU VOTED! WKNR PRINCIPLE OF YEAR CONTEST: 1967

September 18th, 2019

Detroit Free Press May 2, 1967


 

 

Tuesday, May 2, 1967

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WKNR-AM

 

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WKNR GIVING AWAY A ’65 GTO! A KEENER AD: 6/8/65

September 18th, 2019

Detroit Free Press June 8, 1965


 

 

Tuesday, June 8, 1965

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WKNR-AM

 

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THE LAST REUNION: ‘THE WAY WE WERE’, SEPTEMBER 14

September 16th, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Deborah Seymour, Robin, Tom Howard, Art Cervi September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Deborah Seymour, Robin Seymour (book signing) September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Colin Kennedy, Johnny Williams September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Pat St. John, Big Jim Edwards September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Joey Reynolds, Lee Alan September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Lee Alan, Erik Smith September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Robin Seymour September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Lee Alan, Robin Seymour September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Lee Alan, Robin Seymour September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Robin Seymour September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Robin Seymour, Jack Scott September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Lee Alan, Dick Purtan September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Bob Green September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Bob Green, Jerry Goodwin September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Paul Cannon September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Jerry Goodwin, Paul Cannon, Bob Green, Erik Smith September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Pat St. John, Phlash Phelps, Tom Kelly September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Big Jim Edwards September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: The Reflections September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Super Max September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Robin Seymour, Scott Morgan September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Jo Jo Shutty MacGregor, Joey Reynolds September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Johnny Williams, Charlie O’Brien September 14, 2019

Charlie O’Brien Collection: Bob Alison September 14, 2019

 

 

CHARLIE O’BRIEN Digital Artist

 

A special THANK YOU to Charlie O’Brien for providing this website these fabulous images he took at the ‘Last Reunion’ event held at The Suburban Collection Showplace, in Novi, MI., September 14, 2019.

For more on photography by Charlie O’Brien, check out his amazing website showcasing many of his creative artistry behind the photo lens, by going HERE

Photo Artistry by Charlie O’Brien is also linked on this website’s blogroll as well.

 

 

 

 

LEE ALAN

A Special Thank You

 

Lee, we thank you for the opportunity you gave us that we may attend an event where the Detroit stars of radio shined one more time. This would not have been possible without you. In honoring Robin Seymour, and, Detroit radio, you made this a special day we will not forget.

Thank you, Lee Alan. Thanks . . .  for making this happen

 

 

CKLW BIG 8: Charlie O’Brien, Jo-Jo Shutty MacGregor, Johnny Williams, Bill Hennes, Pat. St. John, Big Jim Edwards, Super Max Kinkel. (Photo courtesy Tom Howard/Big 8 CKLW Facebook) September 14, 2019

WKNR KEENER 13: Paul Cannon, Robin Seymour, Dick Purtan, Bob Green, Jerry Goodwin, Pat St. John. (Photo courtesy Scott Westerman /Keener 13.com Facebook) September 14, 2019



TOMORROW: LAST GREAT RADIO REUNION! 9/14/2019

September 13th, 2019


 

 

TOMORROW! SEPTEMBER 14

THE ‘LAST REUNION’ – MEET & GREET

1 pm – 6 pm

 

 

Suburban Collection Showplace – Novi, Michigan www.leealancreative.com/reunion.html

 

Radio/TV – Authors – Music Professionals – Celebrities

 

THE LAST REUNION – TOMORROW – THEN NEVER AGAIN
thelastreunion.com

 

This is it —

Hundreds will gather tomorrow from 1 to 6 pm, Suburban Collection Showplace for the last time together in person . . . ever.

The people who planned past “reunions” forgot that without you, few of the Radio – TV – Journalist – Music people would have ever been known, YOU WERE EXCLUDED. For that matter would there ever been a Motown as we knew it without YOU? This time YOU ARE THE CELEBRITY. You’re included.

This time its for YOU.

Robin Seymour is here now. 40 or 50 of those golden voices and legacy backgrounds are here too. Not just milling around, but for a program event worthy of the soundtrack of our lives.

Today’s the last day for tickets online. Tickets at the door will cost a bit more. We’ll be waiting for you . . . to meet you in person . . . this is your day don’t miss this . . . it will never happen again.

See you tomorrow? Last tickets here: thelastreunion.com

 

LEE ALAN

Friday, September 13, 2019

 

 


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