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PRESS IMAGE FROM DETROIT RADIO’S PAST: ‘XYZ 1966

May 10th, 2017

WXYZ-AM 1270 JIMMY HAMPTON circa 1966 (Photo courtesy Jim Hampton)


WXYZ-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: JIMMY HAMPTON!

May 10th, 2017

WXYZ RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

WXYZ-AM 1270 * 1966 * JIMMY HAMPTON

Jimmy Hampton WXYZ aircheck date: Sunday, October 30, 1966


JIM HAMPTON’S 2016 ‘ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’ ON WJR

December 24th, 2016
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STARTS TODAY — 3 P.M. — ON 760 WJR

 SEASON‘S GREETINGS DETROIT!

 

JIM HAMPTON

JIM HAMPTON

H E L L O   A G A I N,   J I M   H A M P T O N   H E R E .   You know, after working as an air personality at WXYZ, WJBK and WCAR in Detroit, I moved to WLS as Production Director.  One of my assignments was to create a 12-hour Christmas special that the station could play and give the entire staff the Holiday off.

After I moved to Los Angeles to work in radio syndication, among the thousands of programs I produced were numerous Christmas specials.  There were short-form features, long-form specials and 24 hour formats.

In addition to great Christmas music, all of the programs I produced were filled with special features, stories, comedy, the amazing comments of little children, and, of course, interviews with everyday people and superstar celebrities.

The program content includes Contemporary and Classic Christmas songs.  From Mathis to Crosby, from Whitney to Barbra, and from The Ronettes to Jose Feliciano.

Plus, there are numerous vignettes about how Christmas customs came about, lots of celebrity drop-ins (Clint Eastwood, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis and many more), Tom Murphy (otherwise known as “world-famous” Tom Murphy offers his Holiday anecdotes, there are old radio clips from classic performers of the 40’s (Jack Benny, Bob Hope, George Burns & Gracie Allen, to name a few), and the delightful, heartwarming and honest voices of little children reflecting on their favorite day of the year.

All in all, for 2016, it is an extended 18-hour Holiday celebration for the whole family.  It just may become the soundtrack of Christmas get togethers from now on. Hope you will join me this Saturday, Christmas Eve, through midnight into Sunday, Christmas Day for this special 2016 holiday event on Detroit’s 760-AM WJR. (For dates and hours please see the above Original Christmas 2017 ad).

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Written, produced and hosted by Jim Hampton, ‘AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’ can be heard from anywhere in the world. Listen Live over iHeart Radio, wjr.com, and of course throughout the Midwest on News/Talk 760 WJR.

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STARTS TODAY — 3 P.M. — ON 760 WJR

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jim Hampton


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WCAR-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: JIM HAMPTON!

September 12th, 2016

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WCAR RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

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RADIO RECALL: JIM HAMPTON’S ‘DJ’S, CARS, CRUISIN’!

August 20th, 2016

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RADIO RECALL * WOMC-FM * AUGUST 16, 2014 (Hour 1)
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RADIO RECALL * WOMC-FM * AUGUST 16, 2014 (Hour 2)
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RADIO RECALL * WOMC-FM * AUGUST 16, 2014 (Hour 3)
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Jim Hampton’s RADIO RECALLDJ’s, Cars and Cruisin’ ” aired on WOMC 104.3, Saturday (5-8 AM) August 16, 2014.

MCRFB.COM Logo (2)Special THANKS to Jim Hampton for donating this WOMC WDC 2014 aircheck gift to Motor City Radio Flashbacks!


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A 1967 DETROIT WXYZ RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

February 26th, 2016

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Sunday, February 26, 1967

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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A NEW FEATURE ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS!

DETROIT FREE PRESS: WXYZ RADIO 1270 ‘WXYZ ‘My Rooster Is A Nervous Wreck’

(Above WXYZ ad courtesy freep.com archive; copyright 2016 newspapers.com).

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

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WJR-AM: JIM HAMPTON’S ‘AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’!

December 25th, 2015

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 TODAY! CHRISTMAS DAY! ‘AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’ ON WJR-AM 760 IN DETROIT and WORLDWIDE ON WJR.COM/

11:00 A.M. — 11:00 P.M.

 

 S E A S O N ‘ S   G R E E T I N G S   D E T R O I T !

 

H E L L O   A G A I N,   J I M   H A M P T O N   H E R E .   You know, after working as an air personality at WXYZ, WJBK and WCAR in Detroit, I moved to WLS as Production Director.  One of my assignments was to create a 12-hour Christmas special that the station could play and give the entire staff the Holiday off.

JIM HAMPTON

JIM HAMPTON

After I moved to Los Angeles to work in radio syndication, among the thousands of programs I produced were numerous Christmas specials.  There were short-form features, long-form specials and 24 hour formats.

In addition to great Christmas music, all of the programs I produced were filled with special features, stories, comedy, the amazing comments of little children, and, of course, interviews with everyday people and superstar celebrities.

The program content includes Contemporary and Classic Christmas songs.  From Mathis to Buble, from Whitney to Barbra, and from The Ronettes to Jose Feliciano.

Plus, there are numerous vignettes about how Christmas customs came about, lots of celebrity drop-ins (Clint Eastwood, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis and many more), Tom Murphy (otherwise known as “world-famous” Tom Murphy offers his Holiday anecdotes, there are old radio clips from classic performers of the 40’s (Jack Benny, Bob Hope, George Burns & Gracie Allen, to name a few), and the delightful, heartwarming and honest voices of little children reflecting on their favorite day of the year.

All in all, it is a 12-hour Holiday celebration for the whole family.  It just may become the soundtrack of Christmas get togethers from now on.  Hope you’ll join me today, Christmas Day, from 11:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M., for this special 2015 holiday event on Detroit’s 760-AM WJR.

 

Written, produced and hosted by Jim Hampton, AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS can be heard from anywhere in the world over iHeartRadio, wjr.com, and of course throughout the Midwest on News/Talk 760 WJR.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! JIM HAMPTON

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‘AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’ * Jimmy Hampton * WJR 760 (2015 PROMO)

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JIM HAMPTON’S SPECIAL ‘AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’ WILL BROADCAST CHRISTMAS DAY ON WJR-AM 760!

December 23rd, 2015

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 S E A S O N ‘ S   G R E E T I N G S   D E T R O I T !

 

JIM HAMPTON

JIM HAMPTON

H E L L O   A G A I N,   J I M   H A M P T O N   H E R E .   You know, after working as an air personality at WXYZ, WJBK and WCAR in Detroit, I moved to WLS as Production Director.  One of my assignments was to create a 12-hour Christmas special that the station could play and give the entire staff the Holiday off.

After I moved to Los Angeles to work in radio syndication, among the thousands of programs I produced were numerous Christmas specials.  There were short-form features, long-form specials and 24 hour formats.

In addition to great Christmas music, all of the programs I produced were filled with special features, stories, comedy, the amazing comments of little children, and, of course, interviews with everyday people and superstar celebrities.

The program content includes Contemporary and Classic Christmas songs.  From Mathis to Buble, from Whitney to Barbra, and from The Ronettes to Jose Feliciano.

Plus, there are numerous vignettes about how Christmas customs came about, lots of celebrity drop-ins (Clint Eastwood, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis and many more), Tom Murphy (otherwise known as “world-famous” Tom Murphy offers his Holiday anecdotes, there are old radio clips from classic performers of the 40’s (Jack Benny, Bob Hope, George Burns & Gracie Allen, to name a few), and the delightful, heartwarming and honest voices of little children reflecting on their favorite day of the year.

All in all, it is a 12-hour Holiday celebration for the whole family.  It just may become the soundtrack of Christmas get togethers from now on.  Hope you’ll join me this Friday, from 9:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Christmas Day, for this special 2015 holiday event on Detroit’s 760-AM WJR.

 

Written, produced and hosted by Jim Hampton, AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS can be heard from anywhere in the world over iHeartRadio, wjr.com, and of course throughout the Midwest on News/Talk 760 WJR.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! JIM HAMPTON

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‘AN ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS’ * Jimmy Hampton * WJR 760 (2015 PROMO)

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WXYZ-AM BACK ON THE RADIO W/: JIMMY HAMPTON!

September 30th, 2015

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WXYZ HEARD HERE 24/7 ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

From the MCRFB AIRCHECKS archive featuring: WXYZ-AM (’66) w/ JIMMY HAMPTON

A special THANK YOU goes out to GREG INNIS for donating this (unscoped) WXYZ JIM HAMPTON ‘SOLID GOLD SHOW’ (November 19, 1966) aircheck to MCRFB.COM!

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JIM HAMPTON’S PH FACTOR! 90 MINUTES W/ THE 1950S

September 15th, 2015

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 JIM HAMPTON PH FACTOR * 90 Minutes With The 1950s (Pt. 01) * DAVE PRINCE

 

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JIM HAMPTON PH FACTOR * 90 Minutes With The 1950s (Pt. 02) * DAVE PRINCE

 

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“And Now A Brief Word on Los Angeles, PH Factor, and Dave Prince.”

 

Jim Hampton

Jim Hampton

Hello everybody, Jim Hampton here. You know, after leaving WLS in Chicago for Los Angeles, I worked with Ken Draper and Chuck Blore at Programming DB.  There, I learned so much about radio programming, production and syndication. Later, during the mid 70’s, I got into my own business, the ‘Programme Shoppe,’ and enticed my good friend and Detroit DJ, Dave Prince, to come out to California to work with me.

We did all kinds of radio projects together; programmed radio stations; produced tons of radio shows to distribute around the world.  One was called 90 Minutes With . . .’ and, every week the show featured an artist or a theme.

I just found one of these shows: 90 Minutes with the 1950’s.”  It is a musical tribute to that era, hosted by Dave Prince, consulted by oldies historian Jim Pewter, produced at the Kris Erik Stevens studio in LA, and written and produced by yours truly, Jim Hampton.

The seventies were the best of days for me in L.A.  Very creative. Very lucrative. Very fun. By the way, check out the pictures. That’s Dave, and that’s me (with the beard) the way we looked back when, working together in the ’70s. And that’s Dave Prince in the photo below. Taken sometime during his stay, mid-late ’70s, while working with me in Los Angeles.

I hope you enjoy hearing ’90 Minutes with the 1950’s.’ Keep it here on Motor City Radio Flashbacks. More to come! J. Hampton

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