Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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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)




CONGRATULATIONS PAUL W. SMITH! 21 YEARS ON WJR

July 14th, 2017



Congratulations!

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks proudly highlights another anniversary year having passed with Paul W. Smith on WJR.

In February 1996, WJR officially announced Paul W. would be their new morning personality. July 1 marked 21-years since Paul W. Smith launched his morning show on “The Goodwill Station” in 1996.

The video above was taken on July 1, 2016, in commemorating Paul W. Smith’s 20th year of broadcasting on WJR.

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Paul W. Smith was inducted in the National Radio Hall of Fame, Chicago, 2013.

Video production by “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo

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Congratulations, Paul W.




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