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October 8th, 2014
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WJZZ-FM 105.9 * ROSETTA HINES * June 6, 1996 | February 1, 1996




NEW! Rosetta Hines WJZZ aircheck date(s) Thursday, June 5, 1996 and February 1, 1996







  • Jill says on: February 4, 2015 at 10:55 AM


    I miss our Jazz music in Detroit. We do need it back so how.

    • Cedric says on: April 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM


      When it rains it poets.

    • Sara says on: October 28, 2016 at 6:07 PM


      Grew up here, visiting family this weekend.I cannot believe there is no jazz in Detroit. More than a sad situation.
      As you good people work to bring the beautiful city back, please bring back a new version of WJZZ. There is great depth to the SOUL of Detroit and jazz is an important part of that soul.

      • Jack Holliday says on: July 7, 2019 at 11:53 PM


        John Edwards the Quiet Storm back in the day. Cannot imagine a no Jazz city. Wow

  • Major says on: March 22, 2015 at 9:23 AM


    I so miss wjzz and Rosetta Hines, she was my absolute favorite. I miss the other dj’s as well but Ms Hines was it for me. Miss that feel good music.

    • talmadge west says on: September 12, 2016 at 9:54 PM


      great news wjzz fans ,rosetta hines is leaving las,vegas and coming back to detroit to do internet jazz radio. heard her live live on wdet fm radio saturday night 9-10-2016.check it out

    • Yon Max-Aaron says on: December 4, 2017 at 8:43 PM


      I feel exactly the same way Major. I feel bad that I don’t remember all of the dj’s. I stumbled upon this site looking for a list of dj’s. Tony Weaver and Simone Coleman come to mind, but I should remember more from the late 60’s (WCHD). I met Rosetta twice, she had such a positive and happy personality. I’m more than thankful for this site. I still have my WJZZ shirt from the 80’s 🙂

    • Major says on: October 2, 2018 at 12:48 AM


      Once more around 🙏🏽DEAR LORD before I leave this earth 🎶let me play The Music🙏🏽

  • Dianne says on: April 16, 2015 at 9:06 PM


    How can I get a copy of the playlist that Rosetta Hines used to play. She made my entire day when she came on, I just set the radio and enjoyed the music for the rest of the day

  • monica parham says on: July 21, 2015 at 9:16 PM


    yes, i too miss wjzz and 107.5 wgpr, as it use to sound back in the day when ms. rosetta hines was on. not forgetting the other dj hosts i truly love to hear. ah yes, those were indeed the days. i do ms, rosetta hines. it is a shame that we do not hear music like we use to on radio these days. the musical format was totally change on us so quickly. i am glad we have youtube, google and others to enjoy what was. i am so disappointed in radio now, i hardly listen to music anymore. all that use to be is dead and gone. again, i say what a disappointment in radio.

  • Shelia says on: September 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM


    I love this site. I was and still am a huge fan of Rosetta Hines. I miss her and WJZZ. Thank you for this blast from the past.

  • MONICA PARHAM says on: October 21, 2015 at 5:10 PM


    it’s good to hear wjzz. where on this website or another can i find more memories of wjzz i am enjoying the music. i do appreciate what is played now, but why did you just play her whole show that day so we could listen to all the music, instead listening to bits of it. i am sure you listen to rosetta hines and the others. so i wish you could have taped a whole show of at least one of them. i really would love to listen to all the songs that were played, instead of bits and pieces of them and hearing the commerials. there were more commerials, than music in my opinion. but in spike of all of this in my comment, i do thank you for posting the memories. i do so miss detroit’s own wjzz.

    • Jim Feliciano says on: October 21, 2015 at 9:50 PM


      Our apologies, Monica Parham —

      We would have loved to have the entire segment as you would have enjoyed it as well, but we had acquired the Rosetta Hines tape years back “as is,” it was how the tape was shared to us and, but we were simply delighted in acquiring something on her, with her great memorable soothing voice having heard it on the radio, while on the legendary WJZZ for years. Glad you enjoyed the memories and thank you so much for commenting. Detroit, we miss WJZZ and WVMV V 98.7 Smooth Jazz on the radio!

      • Tim Miller says on: February 25, 2018 at 10:53 PM


        I enjoyed listening to wjzz in the 70’s and 80’s
        Would love feedback on what artist wjzz played back in the day that put vocals to Herbie Hancock’s Butterfly

  • Kadija A says on: January 4, 2016 at 4:36 PM


    I was able to listen to WJZZ Radio under the Jazz category. The “station” is dedicated to Miss Rosetta Hines. Although it’s not exactly actual JZZ broadcasts, it’s been beautiful music!

  • Rita Wilson says on: January 26, 2016 at 12:10 PM


    I really have enjoyed listening to WJZZ Rosetta Hines. It brings back so many memories.

    I think we (Detroit) needs a smooth jazz station to give a variety of good quality music to listen too. I am not a fan of fm98 WJLB. ‘m putting them down but I do miss turning on the radio too listen some good jazz.

  • tony white says on: May 27, 2016 at 10:26 PM


    Rosette Hines was the”IT” for me,I was a teen when I first heard on wjzz back in the mid 70″s.I enjoyed Shariki and terry carter and herman haines,But Rosetta was it.Where is she?Peace T in Detroit/

  • C S Forbes says on: July 30, 2016 at 11:07 AM


    Man, oh man
    Baby, baby, baby
    How cool to come across snippets of WJZZ and hear Rosetta Hines again
    Brought tears to my eyes

    I am a “downriver rat”, displaced from Detroit since 1989 BUT working my way back!

    What possessed the station to change formats? And I do mean possessed-greed?
    Nothing like it around the country even back in the day

    This station was about staying cool, not about gangsta

    Thank you

    • Linda Valentine says on: May 8, 2019 at 5:32 AM


      Bring em all back about time

  • DMB - Detroit says on: September 18, 2016 at 1:50 AM


    I too miss the WJZZ and WGPR days. I wish someone would bring this type of music back to the airwaves.

  • Robert T Williams Jr says on: November 12, 2016 at 1:46 AM


    You were & are the best

  • Robert T Williams Jr says on: November 12, 2016 at 2:17 AM


    You were & are the best. Typed this the same night our other famous lady,(Carmen Harlan), did her last broadcast at WDIV-TV4 giving us 38 cherished yrs on 11/11/2016. If this is true you are now on WDET-FM then, I will find you on the dial & pass it along. P.S. how’s your sister doing who worked at the former Skylark’s B-B-Q that used to be at 8 Mile & Wyoming?.. We also miss that spot too even though I don’t do pork anymore but, at Godspeed Thank You The Rose for coming back home where you are so loved. Feel free to respond to my Gmail at your convenience.

  • Garry Stephens says on: September 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM


    I have sirrus xm radio in my car and they have two jazz stations, one is contemporary & the other is traditional, they’re good jazz stations but they can’t touch WJZZ put together!

  • Damon Lewis says on: February 9, 2018 at 12:11 PM


    I also to miss wjzz 105.9 at 12 Monday through Friday Rosetta Hines always used to play East River Drive by by Stanley Clarke. Sometimes it was hard to call and request a songs for Rosetta Hines to play but I finally got in around 1997 I was at work. To me Rosetta Hines will be always be the best voice on radio miss you.

    • Joseph Smith says on: June 11, 2018 at 6:18 PM


      Hadn’t heard the name Rosetta Hines since 1978. The mere mention of her name made the hairs on my head stand on end. Now greater, smoother or more sultry voice for jazz than Ms. Hines.

  • Greg K says on: July 9, 2018 at 7:19 AM


    Does anyone know what ever happened to Dorian Pastor WJZZ DJ ???

    • april fields says on: September 8, 2018 at 5:41 PM


      I was wondering too, used to do a segment Jazz Café everyday.

    • Sal Parisi says on: January 22, 2019 at 11:44 AM


      Dorian passed away several years ago. God rest his soul.
      My name is Sal Parisi. I was one of the top account executives with WJZZ.

    • Billy Z says on: July 7, 2019 at 4:32 PM


      Dorian lost his job at WJZZ in the ’80s. He died not long thereafter.

  • Sherman says on: January 7, 2019 at 12:18 AM


    I liked Carla Fox. And truly miss Sun Down. The weekly guide to current events in and around town. The weekly guest artist, that they would play once every hour for a week.

  • J. Reginald Jones says on: April 18, 2019 at 12:36 AM


    I moved to Detroit in August of 1974, WJZZ blew My Mind. I recieved My Greatest Music Education from The Great WJZZ. From Big Band, to Standard, Bee Bop to Cool Jazz to many Artists to name. WJZZ was and is a Institution of Jazz, It is so sad Ican’t enjoy it any more when I make my anual trip to Detroit. Mrs. Rosetta Hines Sexy Sultry voice will always live in my memory as She played cut after cut. I loved all the other DJ’s as well. WJZZ is definitley missed but those Tunes will be with Me until the end. Thank You WJZZ for being The Force of Positivity that You Were.You were simply The Best.

  • Greg says on: April 18, 2019 at 9:53 AM


    They all were a Jazzy voice. Does anyone know what happened to Dorian Pastor.?

  • Debra Eddington says on: June 28, 2019 at 2:04 PM


    I miss Rosetta Hines and her them song: “The Girl Of My Dreams” by Funk Incorporated. Detroit had a jazz station that anyone who came to Detroit fell in LOVE with our MUSIC. Rosetta was our Smooth Operator. WJZZ (those were days).

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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