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History of Detroit Radio

January 30th, 2012

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  • Bob Greenwood says on: September 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM

     

    “Rock N Radio” was a 2 hour review of valued Detroit personalities featured one night on WDET-FM Wayne State University. This came ater a friend and I had visited Art Vuolo at his EMU dorm back in 1969 or so. Art gave us his tapes to dub off for this production
    and we all had fun putting it all together. Eventually Art came up with his 12 hour “History of Detroit Radio ” and I salute Art for this hallowed series and hope all is well. Great job.

  • Lynda Rougeau says on: June 8, 2013 at 10:43 PM

     

    I’d like to hear a recording of Lee Alan saying goodnight on his wxyz show from the 60’s. He said something like, “If I made you smile …” . Can’t remember the rest. He always played I Can’t Get Started With You by Frank Sinatra. I almost cried every time I heard that. I miss Lee Alan and the radio show.

    • Jim Feliciano says on: June 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

       

      Hello Jim

      Please thank Lynda for the kind words.

      Of all the comments from all the years and all the shows, those about the closing with Mister Sinatra are the most frequent.

      So many thousands seem to recall…even the words.

      There was then, and still remains a love affair between us.

      Please see that Lynn and others are made aware of this site:

      http://www.leealancreative.com/close Speakers On.

      The entire closing is there plus a little more.

      This is very special. I have never posted this before now.

      Just as a thank you all those who remember. . . .

      Kindest Regards

      Lee Alan

      “On The Horn”

      ” If we don’t remember who we were, we won’t know who we are”

      Ronald Wilson Reagan

  • GENE KONSTANT says on: March 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM

     

    MY DAD – EUGENE H KONSTANTYNOWICZ – WAS ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF DETROIT RADIO – BROADCASTING IN POLISH AND ENGLISH AT WEXL – WJLB – WJBK – … HE IS THE FOUNDER OF MICHIGAN AVENUE AS PULASKI HIGHWAY – FREEDOM FESTIVAL WITH DETROIT AND WINDSOR AND MUCH MORE. MISS DETROIT AND HURT TO SEE HOW IT HAS FALLEN. JERRY JACOB – ANNCR AT WKMH IN THE 60’S JUST DIED IN BAY AREA.

    • Kristine says on: May 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

       

      Gene, I just learned that my great uncle Thaddeus (Ted) Konstantynowicz had an hour long polish radio show on back in the day. He lived in Sterling Heights Michigan. Would love to know more!

  • victor lutes says on: December 1, 2014 at 1:08 PM

     

    What does wham-O and radio have in common?

    • Victor Lutes says on: March 19, 2017 at 9:25 PM

       

      I know who i am, but do you know who you are? its just radio folks, whats all tge fuss?😁🐵🙊🌟🙈🙉

  • Gene Konstant says on: December 8, 2014 at 8:37 AM

     

    Kristine – just saw your comment about Ted. Must have had a radio show after dad died in 1966 and after Mr. Jan Marion Kreutz – dads radio partner – ended the program on WJLB. By then I had disconnected from the radio business and had my own business career in Detroit before relocating in 1980 to Southern California.

  • Doug Morgan says on: October 30, 2015 at 6:56 PM

     

    This is Art Vuolo’s “History…”, isn’t it? I still have a copy on reel tape he sold me when we lived next door to each other just off the Eastern Michigan University campus.

  • Diane Steinberg Lewis says on: February 8, 2016 at 6:52 PM

     

    How do i find mention of Martha Jean “The Queen
    Steinberg pn this site? She moved to Detroit in 1963 and was on-air personality on WCHB, then on the WJLB where she became iconically known for taking over the airwaves for 48 hours straight, saving lives during the riots (which she called) The Rebellion of ’67. She went on to own her own radio station in Detroit in the late 90’s becoming the first woman to own her own stand-alone AM radio station in the nation, WQBH Radio 1400, AM. She stand with: J.P McCarthy, Ernie Harwell, DIck Purtain, and Sonny Elliot. Can you direct me to where I can read about her contribution to the History of Radio in Detroit on this site. After all, she was a sensation, a ldeader and truly the VOICE FOR THE CiTY championing civil rights issues for women and the disfranchised and recognized even by the Harrisburg, PA House of Representatives and the Senate as such two years ago.

  • Gene Konstant says on: April 6, 2016 at 5:54 PM

     

    Discovered dad’s Polish Varieties radio program is still bring broadcast after 85 years by the current owner of the program – comes out of Dearborn and U of M has a Facebook page titled People of Chene Street or something similar … I know dad would br delighted and proud.

    Google my name to find me in California – if you wish –

  • Jay Balog says on: July 13, 2016 at 7:12 PM

     

    I remember all the old DJ’s that’s in my DNA !!! Just like Detroit Iron. You had to live/ grow up here to understand!! The songs from the 50’s & 60’s also part of my DNA Knowbody can take that away from you !! Loud and Proud !!!

  • Diane Steinberg Lewis says on: August 9, 2017 at 9:18 PM

     

    Are there any recordings of THE QUEEN in the archives at WCHB from 1964 to 1966?

    • Jim Feliciano says on: August 10, 2017 at 10:53 AM

       

      Hi Diane, I have been looking for ANY WCHB or WJLB materials for the website and I had even tried to reach out to Jay Butler on Facebook (2 years ago I messaged him there he never did reply), in hopes of possibly obtaining of such materials he might have we would love to archive here as well. By chance Diane, do you have any recordings of your mother in your possession or do you know of anyone we can direct this attention to as well? Look forward in hearing from you. 🙂

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