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A 1956 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

April 22nd, 2016

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Sunday, April 29, 1956

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK 1500 ‘Radio Station WJBK Undergoes Changes ’

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(Above WJBK article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2016. Newspapers.com).

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A 1959 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

January 28th, 2016

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Monday, November 23, 1959

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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A NEW FEATURE ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS!

DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK ‘PAYOLA’ ‘WJBK Fires Disk Jockey, Bandstand MC Resigns’

(Above WJBK article courtesy freep.com newspapers archive).

Missed the previous ‘Detroit Radio Back-Pages’ WKNR BOB GREEN feature? GO HERE.

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THIS WEEK IN DETROIT! WJBK 15 ‘FORMULA 45’ 08/1958

August 20th, 2015

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WJBK “FORMULA 45” WAS  COMPILED BY BOB MARTIN and ROSEMARY McGANN

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 01 * The Elegants * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 03 * Perez Prado * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 04 * Everly Brothers * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 06 * Ricky Nelson * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 07 * Robin Luke * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 09 * The Pony Tails * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 14 * Billy Vaughn Orchestra * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 18 * Kalin Twins * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 22 * Pat Boone * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 24 * The Imperials * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 31 * The Four Preps * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 35 * Eydie Gorme * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 36 * Skee Brothers * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 42 * Tommy Edwards * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

 

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WJBK FORMULA 45 NO. 44 * The Four Lads * WJBK 1500 (08/18/1958)

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WJBK “FORMULA 45” WAS  COMPILED BY BOB MARTIN and ROSEMARY McGANN


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These were the records you bought in the 1950s. Many went on to become some of the most popular singles heard played on WJBK RADIO AM 1500 in Detroit, August 1958.

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DJ DON MCLEOD QUITS; WJBK MIRED IN 1959 PAYOLA

August 7th, 2015

WJBK Don McLeod 1959 (Payola)

WJBK-AM (DETROIT) 

Don McLeod, a popular nighttime Detroit radio personality, was the third disk jockey to leave WJBK behind Tom Clay and Dale Young. Tom Clay was fired. Dale Young abruptly resigned. McLeod left the station on Monday, November 23, 1959. Reportedly, all three were alleged having been involved taking gifts, accepting “cash-for-play,” known in the industry as payola, while at the Storer Broadcasting station that year.

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FOR OUR PREVIOUS Motor City Radio Flashbacks coverage on the PAYOLA scandal that rocked the industry in 1959, please go HERE, HERE and HERE.


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WJBK 15 TOP 52 HITS IN DETROIT: ON THIS DAY IN 1964!

July 17th, 2015

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WJBK 1500 RECORD REVIEW WAS COMPILED BY RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY
DETROIT’S TOP 15: NUMBER 07 * Beach Boys * WEEK OF  07/17/64

 

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DETROIT’S TOP 15: NUMBER 12 * Bobby Freeman * WEEK OF  07/17/64

 

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ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: NUMBER 16* The Beatles * WEEK OF  07/17/64

 

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 ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: NUMBER 42 * The Dixie Cups * WEEK OF  07/17/64

 

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  ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: New! * Jackie Ross * WEEK OF  07/17/64

 

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ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: New! * The Beatles * WEEK OF  07/17/64
WJBK 1500 RECORD REVIEW WAS COMPILED BY RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

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MCRFB has every song selection on this WJBK playlist archived in it’s music library. All SIX featured song titles randomly were selected for your listening enjoyment here.

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WJBK 15 TOP 52 HITS IN DETROIT: ON THIS DAY IN 1964!

June 26th, 2015
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WJBK DETROIT’S TOP 15: NUMBER 06 * Rita Pavone * WEEK OF 06/26/64

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ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: NUMBER 28 * Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto * WEEK OF  06/26/64

 

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ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: NUMBER 45 * Earl-Jean * WEEK OF  06/26/64

 

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ON THE WAY ON ‘JBK: NEW * The Surfaris * WEEK OF  06/26/64
WJBK 1500 RECORD REVIEW WAS COMPILED BY RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

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MCRFB has every song selection on this WJBK playlist archived in it’s music library. All FOUR featured song titles randomly were selected for your listening enjoyment here.

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