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DRAKE TO GUIDE ALL RKO PROGRAMMING . . . JULY 15, 1967

July 20th, 2017

From the MCRFB NEWS archive: 1967

 

 

 

 

 


LOS ANGELES — RKO General Broadcasting has hired Bill Drake, its programming consultant for two Coast stations, for its remaining radio properties, according to reliable sources.

Drake, who currently guides the programming of top 40 stations KHJ locally and KFRC, San Francisco, will immediately take up the assignment to oversee and modify: CKLW, Detroit; WRKO, Boston; WOR-FM, New York; WGMS, Washington, D. C., and WHBQ Memphis.

Drake will initially concentrate on Detroit and Boston first. He has yet to visit and study the two markets, hence immediate personnel changes at the two stations is questionable.

Save for WTMS in the nation’s capital, all the stations are rockers, with WOR-FM an all stereo operation. Drake will also become involved at a later date with WOR-AM, the city’s leading all- conversation money and middle-of-the-road operation which apparently has been doing fairly well.’

Known for his “subliminal” approach to programming, whereby ingredients are strategically pieced within the broadcast hour. Drake will come up against WKNR in Detroit and both WBZ and WMEX in Boston. In Memphis he faces Plough’s WMPS plus a strong r &b operation -WDIA. END

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(Information and news source: Billboard; July 15, 1967)



MISS TEEN DETROIT, 1964! JO JO SHUTTY MACGREGOR

July 18th, 2017

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DETROIT FREE PRESS | Thursday, October 15, 1964



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The nation’s first female (CKLW) helicopter traffic reporter Jo Jo Shutty 1971



7/15/17: GOING ON TODAY! A SPECIAL ‘BIG 8’ TRIBUTE

July 14th, 2017

 A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE BIG 8!

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Hello, Charlie O’Brien here. Just a quick note about the CKLW Charity Tribute happening today for the 50th Anniversary of the BIG 8 Format.

It was spring/summer 1967 50 years ago that the Big 8 debuted on CKLW.

The Mt. Clemens Fraternal Order of Eagles are holding a FREE party at their lodge and property along the Clinton River in Harrison Township – TODAY – Saturday — July 15 — from 4pm-10:30-pm.

All proceeds from food and raffles go to Ronald McDonald Charities of Detroit.

“Brother’ Bill Gable, JoJo Shutty MacGregor and Charlie O’Brien are scheduled to appear.

It’s a FREE event open to all CKLW and all Motor City radio fans! More info on the Big 8 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/big8cklw so come on down and  join in on the fun — SEE YOU THERE! 🙂

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TODAY! JULY 15, 2017


Jo-Jo Shutty MacGregor and Charlie O’Brien (photo courtesy Charlie O’Brien)




FUN RADIO 8: MOTOR CITY TOP 30 HITS! THIS WEEK, ’67

June 28th, 2017

CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE June 28, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE June 28, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Music Explosion * CKLW (No. 01) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Davie Allen & The Arrows * CKLW (No. 02) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Stevie Wonder * CKLW (No. 03) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Frankie Valli * CKLW (No. 04) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Doors * CKLW (No. 05) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Bettye Swann * CKLW (No. 06) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Scott McKenzie * CKLW (No. 07) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Chris Bartley * CKLW (No. 08) 06/28/67


RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Parliaments * CKLW (No. 09) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Forum * CKLW (No. 12) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood * CKLW (No. 16) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Smokey Robinson & The Miracles * CKLW (No. 17) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Jefferson Airplane * CKLW (No. 20) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Patti Drew * CKLW (No. 25) 06/28/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Dean Martin * CKLW (No. 27) 06/28/67

CKLW TOP 30 HITS TABULATED BY LOCAL RETAIL SALES AND NATIONAL RADIO AIRPLAY

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The CKLW TOP EIGHT HITS (1-8), with additional bonus songs (9), were selected for your listening enjoyment. The official CKLW 30 biggest hits. This week in Detroit, June 1967.


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CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE June 28, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


BONUS! RADIO 8 * Ian & Sylvia * Future Hits * 06/28/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * The Sunshine Co. * Future Hits * 06/28/67

CKLW RADIO 8

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1967

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These were the records you bought. Many went on to become some of the most popular singles heard played on AM and FM STEREO radio, June of ’67, including stations WKNR, WJR, WXYZ, WCAR and WJBK, Detroit.

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TODAY. 50 YEARS AGO


CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE June 28, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)



A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

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


BIG 8 CKLW MOTOR CITY BIG 30 HITS: THIS WEEK, 1967!

April 14th, 2017

CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Arthur Conley * CKLW (No. 01) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Frank & Nancy Sinatra * CKLW (No. 02) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Tommy James & The Shondells * CKLW (No. 03) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Martha & The Vandellas * CKLW (No. 04) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston * CKLW (No. 05) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Wanted * CKLW (No. 06) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Supremes * CKLW (No. 07) 04/11/67

RADIO 8 HIT PARADE * The Five Americans * CKLW (No. 08) 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Southbound Freeway * (No. 23) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Sandy Posey * (No. 24) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Lou Rawls * (No. 25) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * The Parade * (No. 28) * 04/11/67

BONUS! RADIO 8 * Simon & Garfunkel * (No. 29) * 04/11/67

CKLW TOP 30 HITS TABULATED BY LOCAL RETAIL SALES AND NATIONAL RADIO AIRPLAY

The CKLW TOP EIGHT HITS (1-8), with added bonus songs, were selected for your listening enjoyment here. The official CKLW 30 biggest hits, this week in Detroit, April 1967.


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CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)


BONUS! RADIO 8 * Tommy James & The Shondells * Future Hits * 04/11/67


CKLW RADIO 8

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1967

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These were the records you bought. Many went on to become some of the most popular singles heard played on AM and FM STEREO radio, April of ’67, including stations WKNR, WXYZ, WCAR and WJBK, Detroit.


CKLW RADIO 8 HIT PARADE April 11, 1967 (Click on image 2x for largest PC view)



A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In memory of George Griggs

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


A CKLW-AM 800 DETROIT NEWSPAPER ’71 FLASHBACK!

March 18th, 2017







Sunday, October 10, 1971

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “CKLW’s Rosalie — The Most Powerful Lady in Popdom”

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A DETROIT ‘CK R. SEYMOUR ’66 NEWSPAPER CLIPPING!

March 4th, 2017



Friday, December 23, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: CKLW: ‘Ex-DJ Robin Bemoans Radio Trend’ 

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CKLW ROCK AND ROLL REVISITED: THE BIG 8! 03/01/69

March 1st, 2017

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-01)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-02)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-03)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-04)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-05)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-06)

A ‘BIG 8’ PRESENTATION * THE HISTORY OF ROCK and ROLL * 02/28/69 (HR. 01-07)


48-YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

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In conjunction with KHJ Boss Radio (Los Angeles), RKO General, and Drake-Chenault Enterprises, CKLW presented ‘The History Of Rock & Roll‘ this week in 1969. This seminal, historic rockumentary comprised of 48 hours of programming from start to finish. Covering the first and second generation of rock, the program traces the early roots of rock ‘n’ roll from its origins in the early ’50s, of its influence impacting the hits of the ’60s. For four days, CKLW aired the Bill Drake HRR program in 12-hour blocks — 12 noon to 12 midnight — beginning Sunday, February 28 through Wednesday, March 3, 1969.


BILL DRAKE. The producer, the voice behind the landmark rockumentary, ‘The History of Rock & Roll.’ 1969.


THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL * TIME SWEEP (A.)
THE HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL * TIME SWEEP (B.)

THE ORIGINAL CKLW SURVEY February 18, 1969


Motor City Radio Flashbacks presents today the first hour of ‘THE HISTORY of ROCK & ROLL’ as aired on CKLW 12 noon — 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 1969.

 Original program concept conceived and created by Ron Jacobs, KHJ. Produced by Bill Drake and Gene Chenault.

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


A CKLW-AM 800 DETROIT NEWSPAPER ’67 FLASHBACK!

February 12th, 2017


Sunday, August 13, 1967

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: CKLW-AM ‘Dave Shafer: An Ear for Big Hits’ 

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A 1974 ‘BIG 80’ HAPPY NEW YEAR CHART FROM CKLW!

January 1st, 2017
CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974

CKLW BIG 80 December 1974 (click on image 2x for largest view)


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A 1974 ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’ SOUVENIR FROM THE BIG 8!


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

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