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A 1959 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK

November 4th, 2016

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Sunday, December 13, 1959

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK-AM ‘MY LIFE AND HARD TIME’ — Fallen Idol Tom Clay’s Own Story

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DETROIT WJBK RADIO ’58 NEWSPAPER AD FLASHBACK!

November 4th, 2016

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Thursday, July 24, 1958

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “Music With A Built-In Smile”

(Above WJBK ad courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2016; Newspapers.com).

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THIS WEEK, 1963! A WJBK RADIO 1500 RECORD REVIEW

October 12th, 2016
WJBK RADIO 15 October 25, 1963

WJBK RADIO 15 October 11, 1963


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WJBK RADIO 15 October 11, 1963

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Above WJBK Record Review courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

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A 1965 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK

October 7th, 2016

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Sunday, February 21, 1965

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK-AM ‘Bob Lee: The Exit Of A Dream’

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A 1948 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

September 9th, 2016

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Saturday, September 4, 1948

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK-AM ‘. . . The Bell Boy’s Peeves — Kenton and Monroe’

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A 1959 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK

July 29th, 2016

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Tuesday, December 8, 1959

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK-AM ‘WJBK Drops Disc Jockey Lee Alan’

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RIVALS: AIR PROMOTION SHAPES DETROIT BOOM . . . JULY 21, 1962

July 21st, 2016

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WJBK, WXYZ Trending More Newer Pop Record Singles

 

 

 

 

 

DETROIT — Distributors here are crediting aggressive promotion of new material by stations WJBK and WXYZ for some of the best singles business the area has enjoyed in years.

Nearby Toledo, with stations WOHO and WTOD, also is reported to be very receptive to new releases. Though not exactly a trend, distributors note that often material breaks first in Toledo, then moves into the Motor City.

Detroit’s big singles stations -WJBK and WXYZ – always have been sensitive to pop hits, but lately distributors feel the stations are getting on new material much faster. As one distributor put it, “They’re willing to pioneer and test, making for a much ‘hipper’ record picture here.”

Discounting continues on par with prices ranging from $2.77 to $2.98 for a regular $3.98 album. Rumors are circulating that Gem and Korvette are expected to open stores in the area before too long.

Three of the city’s newest distributors – Record Merchants, S & L and Merle appear to be getting well established. The latter two were formed when Merle Schneider and John Shepherd, who previously owned S & S Distributing Company split.

Schneider formed Merle Distributing, and Shepherd took on a new partner, Bob Lymperis, to form S & L. Shepherd and Lymperis now have some 15 lines including MGM, Disneyland (acquired recently from Henry Droz), Request, Circa and Allied.

Firm employs three salesmen, Rick Tecker, Jerry Light and Roy Austin, and two promotion people, Curley Dmytro and Betty Alexander.

The new distribution has also enjoyed a steady percentage of sales increase each month and recently bought a new building in the North-West “Record Row” section of Detroit. Another big distributor, John Kaplan, is also breaking ground up the street from S & L for a new building. END

(Information and news source: Billboard; July 21, 1962)

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A 1958 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK

July 1st, 2016

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Sunday, February 9, 1958

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK “SOUND”

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