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A 1966 DETROIT WCHB RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK

October 20th, 2016

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Sunday, December 11, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WCHB-AM ‘Bill Williams, In Radio By Accident’

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

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THE 40 HOTTEST BILLBOARD ’65 R&B SINGLES LAST WEEK

August 3rd, 2016
BILLBOARD HOT 40 R&B SINGLES SPECIAL SURVEY: July 31, 1965

BILLBOARD HOT 40 R&B SINGLES SPECIAL SURVEY July 31, 1965 (click on chart 2x for largest view)

THE NO. 1 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’65 * FOUR TOPS

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THE NO. 2 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’65 * WILSON PICKETT

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THE NO. 3 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’65 * SOLOMON BURKE

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THE NO. 4 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’65 * BILLY STEWART

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THE NO. 5 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’65 * BARBARA MASON

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The ‘Top 5’ soul records also were the most popular radio plays heard on Detroit’s two R&B stations 1440 WCHB and 1400 WJLB on the AM dial at the time, as well as other record selections off this chart, as tabulated nationally, week-ending 07/24/65.


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THE 30 HOTTEST BILLBOARD ’63 R&B SINGLES LAST WEEK

June 29th, 2016
BILLBOARD HOT 30 R&B SINGLES SPECIAL SURVEY: June 22, 1963 (click on image 2x for largest detailed view)

BILLBOARD HOT 30 R&B SINGLES SPECIAL SURVEY: June 22, 1963


THE NO. 1 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’63 * LESLEY GORE

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THE NO. 2 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’63 * SOLOMON BURKE

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THE NO. 3 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’63 * THEOLA KILGORE

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THE NO. 4 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’63 * SAM COOKE

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THE NO. 5 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA ’63 * BARBARA LEWIS

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DETROIT ‘TOP 5’ WCHB

The ‘Top 5’ soul records also were the most popular radio plays heard on Detroit’s  R&B station on the AM dial at the time, WCHB 1440, as tabulated  week-ending 06/15/63.

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THE 40 HOTTEST BILLBOARD ’66 R&B SINGLES LAST WEEK

May 5th, 2016
BILLBOARD HOT 40 R&B SINGLES SPECIAL SURVEY: April 30, 1966 (click on image 2x for largest detailed view)

BILLBOARD HOT 40 R&B SINGLES SPECIAL SURVEY: April 30, 1966 (click on image 2x for largest detailed view)

THE NO. 1 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA * The Temptations

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THE NO. 2 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA * Joe Tex

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THE NO. 3 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA * Wilson Pickett

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THE NO. 4 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA * The Poets

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THE NO. 5 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA * Otis Redding

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DETROIT ‘TOP 5’ WJLB WCHB

Many of these records were the most popular radio plays heard on Detroit’s two R&B stations on the AM dial at the time, WCHB 1440 and WJLB 1400, week-ending 04/23/66.


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A 1981 DETROIT WCHB RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK

April 8th, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 1981

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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A NEW FEATURE ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS!

DETROIT FREE PRESS: WCHB 1440 ‘Beaming With Pride’

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

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THE 40 HOTTEST BILLBOARD R&B SINGLES THIS WEEK: ’66

January 6th, 2016
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BILLBOARD HOT 40 RHYTHM & BLUES SPECIAL SURVEY January 01, 1966 (Click on image 2x for largest detailed view).

THE NO. 1 HOTTEST R&B SINGLE IN AMERICA * James Brown * January 01, 1966

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These records were also many of the most popular radio plays on Detroit’s two R&B stations on the AM dial at the time, WCHB 1440 and WJLB 1400, week-ending December 24, 1965.


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