Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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DETROIT WXYZ AM 1270 1966 NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

April 4th, 2017


Friday, September 23, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WXYZ-AM ‘Why Joey Is Not on Radio’

(Above WXYZ related article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2017. Newspapers.com).


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A MOTOWN SNAPSHOT FLASHBACK! THE ‘TEMPTS, 1964

April 3rd, 2017

IN JANUARY 1964, MOTOWN RECORDS released The Temptations first album, aptly titled, ‘Meet The Temptations.’ This album would also be a first for a new entry member of the group, David Ruffin. Ruffin had replaced member Al Bryant, who was released by Berry Gordy in December 1963. This album features, as main lead, Paul Williams and Eddie Kendricks, who divided the twelve songs listed on the album. A track off the album, The Way You Do The Things You Do,” written by Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers, became a Top 20 chart-topper (lead singer: Eddie Kendricks) as it was their first single. It would reach #11 on the Billboard pop chart on April 11, 1964. The album would be released by the Gordy label in monaural sound only.


THE TEMPTATIONS circa 1964


DETROIT MOTOWN MONDAY RECORD FLASHBACK ’64!

April 3rd, 2017


THE TEMPTATIONS * GORDY * (MOTOWN) 1964

THE MAGIC BEHIND THE DETROIT MOTOWN SOUND! ’65

April 3rd, 2017

“THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO” (INSTRUMENTAL) * Earl Van Dyke * 1965

WKNR TOP 13 DETROIT KEENER HITS: THIS WEEK IN 1966!

March 31st, 2017

WKNR March 30, 1966


THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT * WKNR (No. 01) * 03/30/66
B. J. THOMAS * WKNR (No. 02) * 03/30/66

JOHNNY RIVERS * WKNR (No. 03) * 03/30/66

THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS * WKNR (No. 04) * 03/30/66

THE YOUNG RASCALS * WKNR (No. 05) * 03/30/66

MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS * WKNR (No. 06) * 03/30/66

THE LOVIN’ SPOONFUL * WKNR (No. 07) * 03/30/66

PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS * WKNR (No. 08) * 03/30/66

CHER * WKNR (No. 09) * 03/30/66

THE BEACH BOYS * WKNR (No. 10) * 03/30/66

THE KINGSMEN * WKNR (No. 11) * 03/30/66

THE CAPITOLS * WKNR (No. 12) * 03/30/66

LOU CHRISTIE * WKNR (No. 13) * 03/30/66

WKNR March 30, 1966


WKNR MUSIC GUIDE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1966

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All THIRTEEN top Keener hits (1-13) were selected from this WKNR Music Guide (03/30/1966) for your listening enjoyment here.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU

Above WKNR music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.


GENE MEROLLIS CHEVROLET: YOU SAVE A WEEK’S PAY!

March 31st, 2017


GENE MEROLLIS CHEVROLET (Ads) * “Gene Merollis What A Great Great Guy!” * 1966
DETROIT FREE PRESS Thursday, July 28,1966

ABOUT THOSE ‘GENE MEROLLIS CHEVROLET’ RADIO ADS

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Gene Merollis Chevrolet, once located in Garden City, created in the 1960s what would become THE MOST recognized 30-second radio ads ever produced for any car dealership in the entire Detroit metropolitan area. Gene Merollis Chevrolet, every spot ever so humorous along with their catchy phrases, “where you save a week’s pay,” and “that’s where money-saving deals begin,” those same radio advertisements played daily on Detroit radio would catapult the Garden City dealership to #1 status for 15 years. Gene Merollis sold the most GM Chevy cars anywhere on the Detroit map from 1963 through 1978.

“Gene Merollis what a great, great, guy!”

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WJR RADIO 760: GREAT ‘VOICES’ OF THE GREAT LAKES!

March 30th, 2017

WJR-AM 760 J. P. McCarthy 1965 (credit: Greg Innis Collection)


WJR-AM 760 Jimmy Launce 1965 (credit: Greg Innis Collection)


WJR-AM 760 Bob Reynolds 1966 (credit: Greg Innis Collection)


WJR-AM 760 John Bell 1966 (credit: Greg Innis Collection)


WJR-AM Gene Elsey 1967 (credit: Greg Innis Collection)


WJR-AM 760 Mike Whorf 1967 (credit: Greg Innis Collection)


A SPECIAL THANK YOU

A special THANK YOU to Detroit radio historian Greg Innis for donating recently these WJR radio personalities photos (1965-1967) — archived here —  Motor City Radio Flashbacks. 



 

A WJR DETROIT RADIO ’65 NEWSPAPER AD FLASHBACK

March 30th, 2017


Monday, March 29, 1965

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJR

(Above WJR ad courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2017; Newspapers.com).


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‘BROADCASTING,’ 1961: A DETROIT WJR 760 RADIO AD

March 30th, 2017

A ‘BROADCASTING’ WJR 760 AD PAGE RIP: October 16, 1961 (click image 2x for largest view)


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‘BROADCASTING,’ 1962: A DETROIT WJR 760 RADIO AD

March 30th, 2017

A ‘BROADCASTING’ WJR 760 AD PAGE RIP: July 16, 1962 (click image 2x for largest view)


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