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PRESS IMAGES FROM DETROIT RADIO’S PAST: CKLW ’78

January 9th, 2018

CKLW DICK PURTAN (Press Photo) 1978



DETROIT RADIO 8: DICK PURTAN ON BOARD, CKLW ’78!

January 9th, 2018



Sunday, November 5, 1978

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: CKLW ‘Purtan On Making The Big Switch’ 

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


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CKLW-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: DICK PURTAN!

January 9th, 2018

CKLW RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * 1979 * DICK PURTAN



NEW! Dick Purtan CKLW aircheck date: Thursday, May 17, 1979

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* The Jim Feliciano Collection *




THE BIG 8 CKLW: A NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN! ’73

December 31st, 2017

CKLW RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * December 31, 1973 * 12-HRS. NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN!



THE BIG 8. 44 YEARS AGO TODAY

Relive the LAST 12 HOURS on CKLW 1973!

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With all the commercials, sports, news and weather of the day, hear the sounds of the Big 8 on New Year’s Eve, 1973, with Pat Holiday, Brother Bill Gable, Johnny Williams, Ted Richards. Ted Richards kicks off the CKLW Top 100 Hits of 1973. And hear the actual midnight countdown with Super Max Kinkel as he ushers in the New Year 1974!


A MCRFB Note: For a more approximate “real-time” experience START the PLAY button at approximately 12:56:40 p.m., this afternoon.

Relive this entire 12 hour non-stop CKLW New Year’s Eve 1973 Countdown, “as it happened.”

HAPPY NEW YEAR from MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS!



CKLW IN REAL TIME!

NEW YEAR’S EVE ’73


* 12 CONTINUOUS HOURS! AS IT HAPPENED *

12:56 P.M. through 12 MIDNIGHT – DECEMBER 31, 1973




CKLW-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: SCOTT REGEN!

December 30th, 2017

CKLW RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * 1970 * SCOTT REGEN


NEW! Scott Regen CKLW aircheck date (UNSCOPED!): Tuesday, March 24, 1970

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* The Jim Feliciano Collection *




A ‘CK NOVELTY CLASSIC: THE ’12 DAZE’ OF CHRISTMAS

December 23rd, 2017

STEVE IRVINGS * CKLW * 1979


CKLW-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: TOM CLAY!

November 24th, 2017

CKLW RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * 1963 * TOM CLAY


Tom Clay CKLW aircheck date: Monday, September 02, 1963

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NEW! A special THANK YOU to Dan Murphy, of Boston, MA, for recently donating this CKLW radio aircheck (unscoped) to Motor City Radio Flashbacks!

 * The Dan Murphy Collection *



BIG EIGHT CKLW! MOTOR CITY BIG 30 HITS: 11/09/1970

November 14th, 2017

CKLW BIG 30 RECORDS November 09, 1970 (Click on chart image 2x for largest view)


CKLW BIG 30 RECORDS November 09, 1970 (Click on chart image 2x for largest view)


CKLW BIG 30 RECORDS November 09, 1970 (Click on chart image 2x for largest view)


CKLW BIG 30 RECORDS November 09, 1970 (Click on chart image 2x for largest view)


CKLW BIG 30 RECORDS November 09, 1970


THIS WEEK. 47 YEARS AGO. NOVEMBER 1970


A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

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



CKLW-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: BIG JIM EDWARDS!

November 7th, 2017

CKLW RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * 1968 * BIG JIM EDWARDS

Jim Edwards CKLW aircheck date: Monday, February 26, 1968

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NEW! Special THANKS to Ted Smucker, Granger, Indiana, for recently donating this CKLW radio aircheck (unscoped!) to Motor City Radio Flashbacks!

The Ted Smucker Collection



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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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!



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