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A 1959 DETROIT WJBK RADIO NEWSPAPER FLASHBACK!

January 28th, 2016

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Monday, November 23, 1959

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE

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A NEW FEATURE ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS!

DETROIT FREE PRESS: WJBK ‘PAYOLA’ ‘WJBK Fires Disk Jockey, Bandstand MC Resigns’

(Above WJBK article courtesy freep.com newspapers archive).

Missed the previous ‘Detroit Radio Back-Pages’ WKNR BOB GREEN feature? GO HERE.

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THIS WEEK 50 YEARS AGO: THE HOTTEST HIT IN THE USA!

January 28th, 2016

BILLBOARD Hot 100 January 29, 1966 (MCRFB TOP 5)BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP FIVE: WEEK-ENDING JANUARY 29, 1966 (click on image 2x for detailed view).

A MCRFB Note: A previousNumber One in America ’65‘ single – 01/02/66 – 01/15/1966


the-beatles-we-can-work-it-out-1965-29NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA ’66 * The Beatles * WEEK OF 01/23/66 – 01/29/1966

 NUMBER ONE FOR 1966!

 

TWELVE WEEKS on the singles chart, We Can Work It Out by the Beatles peaked this week at No. 01 (1 week) on the Billboard Hot 100, week of January 23 through January 29, 1966(source: Billboard)

MCRFB Link: For the previous No. 1 record in the U.S.A. 1966 GO HERE.


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THE BILLBOARD MUSIC POPULARITY CHART: 02/27/1942

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THE BILLBOARD MUSIC POPULARITY CHART February 28, 1942

THE BILLBOARD MUSIC POPULARITY CHART February 27, 1942 (click on chart 2x for largest detailed view).


THE BILLBOARD NATIONAL and REGIONAL CHART February 27, 1942 (click on chart 2x for largest detailed view)

THE BILLBOARD NATIONAL and REGIONAL CHART February 27, 1942 (click on chart 2x for largest detailed view).


GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA (w/Ray Eberle; vocals) * Moonlight Cocktail * No. 01

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GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA (Instrumental) * A String Of Pearls * No. 02

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BING CROSBY * (w/Woody Herman) * Deep In The Heart Of Texas * No. 03

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ALVINO REY * (w/Yvonne King; vocals) * I Said No * No. 04

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ALVINO REY * (w/Bill Schallen-Skeets Herfurt) * Deep In The Heart Of Texas * No.05

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JIMMY LUNCEFORD * (w/Ensemble vocal) * Blues In The Night * No. 06

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DINAH SHORE * Blues In The Night * No. 07

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HARRY JAMES * (w/Helen Forrest; vocals) * I Don’t Want To Walk Without You * No. 08

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WOODY HERMAN * (Woody Herman; Vocals) * Blues In The Night * No. 09

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KATE SMITH * Rose O’ Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha Song) * No. 10

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HISTORIC

WAY-BACK RADIO – FEBRUARY, 1942

Seventy-four years ago. The world is at war. The United States declares war on Japan when Japanese Imperial naval forces bombards U.S. naval and military bases at Pearl Harbor from the air, just three months earlier, December 7, 1941.

Meanwhile, here in the United States, these were the most popular records that was played on the radio — coast-to-coast — during the winter of 1941-1942. They were America’s most popular TEN TOP RECORDS for the week ending February 27.


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WAY-BACK DETROIT RADIO PAGES: WWJ . . . MARCH 7, 1942

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks logo (MCRFB)From the MCRFB radio news scrapbook: 1942

WWJ WORKS UP SKED OF DEFENSE SHOWS

 

 

 

 

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DETROIT, Feb. 28.— Brief new programs to bring the problems of national defense home to listeners and tie in with support for the armed services are being started on WWJ. Tendency is to work the new trend out experimentally and in small bits, rather than in pretentious programs, thereby minimizing upsets to existing schedules.

Billboard, March 7, 1942

Billboard March 7, 1942

Series of letters received from men in the service, sent to relatives, is being presented dally in a program by Ty Tyson, Man in the Service. Listener response appears strong on this program.

Further service tie-ups starts March 10, when Paul Williams goes on four-times a-week as Victory Reporter. Program is being scripted to cover brief human interest and oddity stories from the services, and limited to a five-minute spot at present.

Third program, Defend Detroit, goes on for 10 minutes five afternoons a week, and is worked out with local CCD officials to plug the immediate need of the day. One authority is built up for each day’s broadcasts and the entire five are brought in on Fridays for a half-hour studio show, not broadcast, but staged as a round table of the week’s progress in civilian defense. END

(Information and news source: Billboard; March 7, 1942).

Ty Tyson, WWJ, pictured during wartime.

Ty Tyson, WWJ radio broadcaster, pictured here, ’40s wartime.

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks logo (MCRFB)From the MCRFB radio news scrapbook: 1942

Socony, General Mills Sponsor Games on WWJ

 

 

 

 

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Ty Tyson, Detroit Tigers broadcaster, 1927

Ty Tyson, Detroit Tigers broadcaster, 1927

DETROIT, Feb. 28.Harry Bannister, manager of WWJ, on Wednesday signed contracts with Socony-Vacuum Oil Company and General Mills as joint sponsors for direct broadcasts of all local Detroit Tigers baseball games, plus reconstructed broadcasts, based on direct-wire reports, of all out-of-town games. Sponsors are the same as last year, and carry on despite the auto situation, which has hit sponsors in this town hard.

New contract marks some kind of a record for Ty Tyson, who has broadcast games for WWJ for every season beginning in 1927, and will repeat for the 16th year. END

(Information and news source: Billboard; March 7, 1942).

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