Jim Hampton’s Radio Recall – Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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Jim Hampton’s Radio Recall

January 30th, 2012



  • dick carr says on: August 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM


    Just heard the Jim Hampton interview with Ken Draper of WCFL…boy, it was fun to relive those days. Thanks to John Rook for posting on my Facebook page.

    Dick Carr
    WNEW, WIP etc.

  • Steve Brown says on: November 29, 2013 at 7:44 PM


    Listened to Jim Hampton’s interview with Johnny Randall. Johnny says he was disappointed that by the time he got to WXYZ AM, they had changed to a more adult contemporary format. Johnny was great in that format. He held down the 10am-2pm slot for several years, following Dick Purtan.

  • Bosco says on: August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM


    Just heard the pre Woodward Dream Cruise broadcast on WOMC. Fantastic! Keep up the good work…and thanks for including the Big8 for us on the other side of the river. Great stuff….. Thanks!

  • Michael Coe says on: September 3, 2014 at 8:56 AM


    Probably the most amazing thing about being a teenager and growing up in the ’50s and ’60s was the impact radio had on us – and we didn’t realize it at the time. Unfortunatly, you can’t say that for todays radio. I was a wannabe DJ caught up in the excitement, doing shows at Metropolitan Beach and for a time was on the air from Macomb Community College radio, WMJB. I even auditioned for booth anouncer at WJBK (just didn’t have the voice). Back then, the transistor radio was a teenagers best friend. Now, living in Pennsylvania, I can’t take part in the Woodward Dream Cruise (or the Gratiot Cruise for that matter), but I can feel the thrill knowing it still goes on. I’ve listened to your Radio Recall (being retired, I have a lot of time on my hands now), and appreciate your taking the time and trouble to put it together. I know how much work it was, so I know it was a labor of love. Thanks so very much!

  • Jim Hampton says on: December 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM


    Thanks for the nice comments. I still love radio. Putting together special programs about radio in the past and how it affected our lives is a passion of mine.

  • Danny "Tiger" Taylor says on: January 16, 2015 at 9:18 PM



    Cudos to you and everyone involved in putting together this fantastic website for all of us to enjoy.

    Thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to re-unite with old friends.


    “X” Danny Taylor(presently known as JP Morgan of KC radio since “72)

    • Jim Feliciano says on: January 22, 2015 at 9:32 PM


      Thank you, Danny Taylor for the kind words! Just read your comments this afternoon. Happy to know you discovered our website here. Want more on WXYZ? Check out what we thus far have archived on WXYZ on the website. Go to the left side of the main page. Open CATEGORIES. Scroll down to WXYZ and double-click on to open. And there it is! By the way, if you have any material on Danny Taylor while on WXYZ, and any material on WXYZ you may wish to share with us for the website, we would be DELIGHTED in having any new material WXYZ-related you may be able to provide, if all possible! BTW, great story you shared on Lee Alan’s mystery man, Detroit’s “Batman” around town promoting the series for ABC radio and TV in Detroit. I was born here in Detroit, and I grew up listening primarily to Detroit radio here during my youth throughout the 1960s. I loved listening to all of them — WJBK, CKLW, WKNR and WXYZ. I have over 40 GIGS of Detroit radio airchecks and Detroit radio material in my collection. So that’s says HOW MUCH I loved listening to many of the GREATEST Detroit radio voices, such as you Danny Taylor, throughout my Detroit teen years in the Motor City. I listened to all the GREATS WXYZ ever produced and — DANNY TAYLOR — with your great WIXIE radio voice, you fit the bill.

  • Annette Rochelle Aben says on: August 9, 2015 at 8:11 PM


    Just found you here on WOMC and I am thrilled! YAY

  • Floyd Tarkanian says on: August 15, 2015 at 10:12 AM


    Due to work, don’t get to listen to WOMC when “Radio Recall” is on–do you plan on posting any more “Radio Recall” programs, Jim?


    • Jim Feliciano says on: August 15, 2015 at 2:16 PM


      Hi Floyd — some good news! — I was just contacted by Jim Hampton, who resides in Los Angeles, yesterday and there is a very good possibility we may have one of his two (or both 2014 0r 2015) Radio Recall Woodward Dream Cruise show(s) on the website, sometime soon. Thank you Floyd for visiting Motor City Radio Flashbacks (and tell your friends we are here).

      • Floyd Tarkanian says on: August 17, 2015 at 8:51 AM


        Good to hear, Jim–Any chance you folks will be posting the Radio Recall Studio Programs, as well?

  • David Ryska says on: January 31, 2016 at 1:10 AM


    WOW This website is fantastic. I was born with a radio in my hand. This is a Detroit radio listener’s dream. I have a Zillion reel to reel tapes filled with 50’s and 60’s music and disc jockey’s. One of my favorite recordings was from WJBK. It was a news caster Norm Lenhart carrying on about Marc Avery. It was titled Lenhart’s Lament. He was sharing his feelings about Marc Avery who was moving to Texas.

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