Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Where Detroit Radio Plays On

TODAY IN OLDIES HISTORY

July 7th, 2014

 

 

 

july7

 

Births

1924: Mary Ford
1937: Tommy Dee
1940: Ringo Starr
1944: Warren Entner (Grass Roots)
1945: Jim Rodford (Argent)
1950: David Hodo (The Village People)
Deaths

2006: Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)
2000: Fred Neil (writer, “Everybody’s Talkin’”)
Events

1956: A riot breaks out at a Fats Domino concert in San Jose, CA, with twelve injured.
1956: Johnny Cash makes his first appearance on the Grand Old Opry show in Nashville.
1956: Elvis Presley’s 18th film, Tickle Me, opens in the US.
1968: The folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary appear as the “mystery guest” on CBS-TV’s What’s My Line?
1968: The Yardbirds disband immediately after a gig in Luton, England.
1971: Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog of ABBA are married in Verum, Sweden.
1971: The Carpenters debut their variety summer replacement series, Make Your Own Kind Of Music, on NBC.
1975: The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards is arrested in Arkansas for reckless driving and firearm possession.
1989: Compact discs begin to outsell vinyl records for the first time.
1998: Along with his financial partner Don Barden, Michael Jackson announces plans to build an entertainment complex in Detroit called “The Majestic Kingdom.” It never materializes.
2001: The Pointer Sisters’ June Pointer completes her court-ordered rehab for cocaine.
Releases

1956: The Platters, “My Prayer”
1969: John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, “Give Peace A Chance”
1973: Paul McCartney and Wings, “Live And Let Die”
Recording

1959: The Everly Brothers, “Till I Kissed You”
1968: Elvis Presley, “Charro”
1969: The Beatles, “Here Comes The Sun”
Charts

1962: David Rose’s “The Stripper” hits #1
1973: Billy Preston’s “Will It Go Round In Circles” hits #1

WCAR DROPS NEWS FOR MOR FORMAT . . . OCTOBER 15, 1977

July 7th, 2014

Motor City Radio Flashbacks logoFrom the MCRFB news archive: 1977

DETROIT STATION MAKES SWITCH WITH ADULT CONTEMPORARY FORMAT

 

 

 

 

 

WCAR 1090AMDETROIT — WCAR, the 50,000 watt station which has never reached any decent levels in programming the past several years, dropped its last effort — all news — last week and went to a personality adult contemporary sound under new owners Golden West Broadcasting. Golden West also owns such stations as KMPC  in Los Angeles and KSFO in San Francisco. The format will target the 25-54 age audience under general manager Hugh Barr. Music mix will be MOR hits and oldies. The format was introduced Monday, October 3, at 12 a.m.

Staff lineup features Scott Wallace 5-9 a.m. from KAAY in Little Rock, Arkansas; Bobby Sherman 9 a.m.-noon, hails from KUGN in Eugene, Oregon; Mike Donahue noon-3 p.m., from TM Productions in Dallas where he was a writer and producer; Bob Vernon 3-7:30 p.m., comes from WABC in New York (formely also WJR in Detroit); Nick Fanaday 7-midnight from KWIZ, Santa Ana, California, and Candy Shannon midnight-5 a.m., who was also a news person at the station since January 1976. END

(Information and news source: Billboard; October 15, 1977).

Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Where Detroit Radio Plays On


Hit Counter provided by laptop reviews