Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life


January 27th, 2012


Welcome to Motor City Radio Flashbacks, the premiere collection of sights and sounds from “the soundtrack of your life”.

Motor City Radio Flashbacks is the offspring of the legendary Detroit Radio Flashbacks website. It is the repository for the most memorable moments we experienced growing up and listening to great Detroit radio. We are in the process of uploading over 31 gigs of airchecks, photos and commentary, the best of the Detroit Radio Flashback site. And we still encourage conversation and contributions.

But we hope to make your experience even better. Our new platform will ultimately be easier to navigate and will display perfectly well on any device.

It will take some time, but we’re on our way to creating the premiere collection of great radio and great memories. Your feedback is always welcome!

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  • Earl Lynn Clark says on: February 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM


    Hey George – Jim how can I help George do you still have my home number, 2 audio studios plus 3 video studios also George I do not know if you still have the 80 hour of air checks that I send Scott when he first started up.
    also is Scott still doing any of your editing Video footage If he is not
    1 George I can edit down the WSDS video for you that we send last year
    2 who is paying the bills may be able to help a little there too.
    Earl and Pam Clark at Screechy -R- Productions Please keep in touch Thanks
    SEE YA

  • Brian says on: March 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM


    I hope to hear honeyradio with Tim Nixon And Boogie Brian again I really really miss hearing them

    • Keith Michaels WCXI radio says on: December 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM


      Tim Nixon lives in Traverse City area Boogie Brian is in the Detroit area working locally at a radio station here it might be WOMC not sure.

  • Jim Feliciano says on: March 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM



    Thank you for dropping by In the event you haven’t noticed our featured Aircheck Library, we have numerous WHND airchecks, as with several with Tim Nixon as well.

    Tim Nixon was certainly one of my favorites on Sunday mornings during the era when “All Oldies Honey 560 WHND” reigned supreme here in the Motor City for a string of 18 long years, from 1976 through 1994, before the station, sadly, went silently off the air November 25 of that year.

    I still have my Honey Radio (with the soda-fountain shake logo) light blue windbreaker jacket hanging in my closet in plastic, today, for the most part it has been hanging there since I had first purchased it through WHND producer Tom Knight in 1985.

    Whenever you may find time, we do have as well “the last show” on WHND with Fred “Boogie” Bryan. The complete show, it is four hours of Honey memories on the last day as WHND said its final good byes to the Motor City for good.

    On behalf of George Griggs, Scott Westerman, and, thanks for dropping by and tell your friends you found us right here for the best in Detroit radio memories!

  • joy lynn says on: May 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM


    Just discovered this site…WOW love it already.

  • joy lynn says on: May 25, 2012 at 10:46 AM


    Makes me feel as if I walked back in time. Love this site so much. Thanks for all the work that goes into it for
    our enjoyment.

    • Jim Feliciano says on: June 4, 2012 at 7:51 PM


      Thank you Joy for your expressed acknowledgments. We appreciate your response. Keep ’em posted here for more and you ‘betcha there’s more great Detroit radio stuff coming your way!

  • Teno Groppi says on: October 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM


    What happened to all the sports flashbacks? All the jingles, songs, and stuff about the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, & Pistons?

    • George Griggs says on: October 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM


      We are working on putting them on. The site is still not all the way up. I hope to be adding all that in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for asking.

  • Betty Landon says on: April 26, 2013 at 4:20 PM


    Did Tom Shannon work at WKBW in Buffalo in the 60’s?

    • Jim Feliciano says on: April 27, 2013 at 8:18 PM


      Hi Betty —
      Tom Shanon was at WKBD in Buffalo, New York. He started there in 1957. He arrived here in Detroit, coming over at CKLW across the river in Windsor, Ontario in December, 1964.

      Thanks for dropping in on us here at MCRFB.

  • Baron Bieber says on: June 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM



    You seem to be on key with radio. Can you help me identify the song after the ID jingle at the beginning of this aircheck of CKLW’s Big Jim Edwards from November 1967.

    I know it but I just cannot place it.



    Baron Bieber

    • Randy Bumbalough says on: June 28, 2013 at 9:06 AM


      Baron…I sent you the song which was Please Love Me Forever by Bobby Vinton…..Billboard released September 30, 1967…..

  • arthur johnson says on: January 12, 2014 at 8:19 PM


    love all of the jingles,have a question about a Insteumental song that they use as hula hoop game on bozo the show in flint,mich!my mom use to have this 45!I rember play it all the time!looking it for months,I thnking it saitwater taffy,thank you,love this site!!!!!!

  • Larry Mischel says on: February 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM


    Hello to my fellow Detroit radio fans, The site is AMAZING. I really like what it’s become. You can spend years navigating all of the wonderful Detroit memories. This city was and is really something. The 1962 aircheck labeled Fred Wolf is actually Paul Winter. This is the unscoped 30 minute tape. I know for sure because this came from the old Aircheck Factory through myself. It’s a great piece of 1962. Take care, Larry Mischel

  • Lisa says on: March 8, 2014 at 10:16 PM


    OMG this is wonderful! Love the WABX aircheck; hope you have more from that era.

  • Marty Bufalini says on: May 16, 2014 at 8:52 AM


    Just found this site and LOVE IT!!! As a long-time Detroit area broadcaster, it brings back a lot of memories of the friends I’ve worked with. I’ll be visiting this site often!!!

  • Jim Williams says on: July 10, 2014 at 3:29 PM


    Is there any way that I can hear some of these old promos, etc? When I click on them it just takes you to an empty page—Thank You—Jim

  • Dennis Kreish says on: October 30, 2014 at 8:18 PM


    Hi Jim

    Enjoy the site! So sorry to hear about Griggs, I may have spoke to him in the past, I worked at Keener in the early 70’s along with a few other stations. I have some stuff you might be interested in, let’s talk.

  • Les Billings says on: March 7, 2015 at 12:27 PM


    Lisen to you on my way to the Gym and times that you are on in the morning. Great show and all the 60 oldies, I know you have just about been everywhere in the US have you been to Turtle creek Pen. My mother was born there and it is off the beaten path. Is cousin Brucie in your same building.

  • Kathy Shutes says on: June 16, 2015 at 10:15 PM


    Just found this site when I clicked to hear Alan Almond

  • Lisa zeien says on: November 25, 2015 at 6:53 AM


    I am looking for a family member that was on the show they were on I think 1966. 1967 they were called the Deltas, four guys, I really want to find a copy of that show,I have been trying to find them for a bout a year now. Please help me. E mail also please thank you

  • Kip Brown says on: December 31, 2015 at 8:30 PM


    Hello there! As I write this I am transferring a 45 year old WKNR FM log recorder reel from October of 1970. It is from a collection of them I purchased many years ago that included both AM and FM tapes from March to October of 1970. As you may know, log recorder tapes were off-air recordings done for commercial performance or if something controversial happened and management needed a playback of the incident. They were recorded at a very slow speed so as to maximize available reel space. They contain hour after hour of continuous WKNR radio, uncut. I sold copies of some of the recordings years ago from the AM tapes. Most of the 1970 tapes on this very site came from those transfers. I have never circulated the FM transfers. If you want to see what one of the boxes looks like, I have posted a picture here.

    Thanks, and I enjoy your site very much!

    Kip Brown
    Three Rivers, Michigan

  • TheNASCARJeff says on: July 17, 2016 at 12:32 PM


    Does anyone know where Louie “Yeah Baby” Roberts ended up? He was on Z-95.5, WNIC, WOMC and I think WDRQ.

    WDRQ’s a ball!

  • jimmy james says on: December 3, 2016 at 9:28 AM


    Hi it’s Jimmy James at WCXI radio I can’t get to songs is there a new password

  • Rich Harvey says on: July 18, 2017 at 11:06 AM


    Bold Venture Press has a license to reprint “WYXIE Wonderland” by Dick Osgood. The book is scheduled for release in September, and we are beginning to layout the text and graphics. If you have or know of any vintage advertisements — Green Hornet, Wolf’s Wigloo, etc. — please make suggestions with appropriate links.

  • Mike Landry says on: September 7, 2017 at 9:36 PM


    Regarding the identity of “Brother John” on WXYZ-FM in 1969, he was John Rydgren (1932-1988)
    Around 1990 I met his son in Colorado, John, Jr., who, like his dad, had a monster voice. As a result, I had him record some promo and ID material for the station I was operations manager of at the the time.

    • Jim Feliciano says on: September 14, 2017 at 7:40 PM


      Thank you Mike! I just saw this THANK YOU for the add. I just got the same feedback from another source so this just about clears up the mystery in regards to “Brother John.” Much appreciated. 🙂

  • Javed Jafri says on: February 19, 2018 at 12:15 AM


    Thought I had posted this but I can’t find it so I will try again. I have tape of the top 113 of 1868 on WKNR AM and a lot of WKNR FM as well. I have posted two parts thus far:

  • Norman Rumack says on: April 12, 2018 at 6:36 AM


    I was a graduate student studying Communications at the University of Windsor in 1979/80.
    WTWR ,Tower 92 , became my station, as I am from Toronto, and this station played my kind of music, and also invited on air dedications.
    I had met a special gal at that time, Nancy ( Moss, back then ), from Southfield, and I made an on air dedication to her, and she heard it !!!
    I was quite pleased about that !
    The next year I was at Syracuse University, to earn a Masters degree, ( TV & Radio)and eventually ended up on air in Toronto, launching with the Fan 590 ( all sports, of course ) in September of 1992 and hosting the late night show until the end of 2012. ( On air as “Stormin” Norman Rumack, the “Late Night Vampire” )
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed listening to Tower 92 my one year living in Windsor !!! Your website is pretty awesome !
    BTW: The nightclubs in Southfield and West Bloomfield were pretty lively in those days !
    I haven’t spoken to my friend Nancy since 1982, so I hope she’s doing well ! If anyone reading this knows her, please tell her I said hello !
    Thanks again WTWR !!!

  • Ron Murphy says on: April 22, 2018 at 5:19 PM


    Old DJ from KORK Las Vegas, NV from 1975-78. Trying to find jingle package from this time, done by Century 21 productions out of Dallas. Dick Starr and Mike Eisler I believe were prominent there and I believe Mike came to your company…as a 66 year old guy, I’d love to get a copy of our old KORK jingles. I have them on carts and reel-to-reel but good luck finding either…any help would be the only I’ve ever found…have a copy of Century 21 Productions Series 1849, which is where I heard a few of the KORK jingles…Thanks

    Ron Murphy

  • Jim Lowe says on: May 16, 2018 at 7:45 PM


    Why is Frank Brodie’s name spelled as “Brody” in the post? Looking over some old Big 8 surveys, it was always spelled “Brodie!”

    • Jim Feliciano says on: May 18, 2018 at 12:06 PM


      Here you go Jim, from the actual CKLW Music Survey (cover) June 10, 1969 🙂 —

      • Jim Lowe says on: May 22, 2018 at 1:19 PM


        Jim — thanks for the reply. I could not view your cover of the CK survey, but the following appears on a web search. Could this be the one you intended? By the way, thanks for a great webpage!

        • Jim Feliciano says on: May 22, 2018 at 3:01 PM


          Thank you kindly Jim for your response! I knew it was spelled Frank ‘Brodie,’ looking at it, I thought, Brody? So I changed the spelling in this instance. Regardless, I cannot believe that someone did a typo spelling that name at the time, so as I pulled the CKLW chart I have for 1969, I went along with the spelling in this case. I cropped the Brody photo in photo shop and I used it borderless instead. I can email it to you if you’d like. Thanks Jim, your comments about the website is well appreciated!

  • Arthur Bloomburg says on: June 19, 2018 at 10:45 PM


    Hi, I was on Detroit Bandstand and was one of the original dancers and am looking for pictures and or copies of the aired shows. Can you help? Thanks.

  • Bobbi says on: September 2, 2018 at 6:57 PM


    I’ve been trying for years to find the version of Gina that served as Jimmy Launce’s theme song. All I can find is Johnny Mathis’ version. Can anyone help? Thanks.

    • Jim Feliciano says on: September 5, 2018 at 5:23 PM


      Bobbi, thank you for your query. We will be featuring the theme song played on the Jimmy Launce show on WJR, tomorrow. As you know, Jimmy played the instrumental version of the Johnny Mathis hit, near the close of his daily show. And it was “Gina” by Don Costas.

  • roger kistler says on: September 27, 2018 at 1:37 PM


    do you have the theme of JP Macarthy’s focus radio show or know the name of it thanks

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life