Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life

NEW! CKLW BACK ON THE RADIO: CHARLIE O’BRIEN!

October 23rd, 2020

 

CKLW RECALLED on MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

CKLW-AM 800 * 1975 * CHARLIE O’BRIEN

 

 

 

CHARLIE O’BRIEN CKLW aircheck date (unknown): JULY 1975

 

 

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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NEW! A special THANK YOU to our latest contributor, Charlie O’Brien, (formerly CKLW) for recently donating this CKLW featured aircheck (he personally recorded in 1975) with Motor City Radio Flashbacks.

 

 

THE CHARLIE O’BRIEN COLLECTION 

 

CKLW CHARLIE O’BRIEN 1975


BIG 8 CKLW BIG 30 CHART BUSTERS! WEEK OF 10/22/74

October 23rd, 2020

CKLW BIG 30 HITS October 22-28, 1974

CKLW BIG 30 HITS October 22-28, 1974

CKLW BIG 30 HITS October 22-28, 1974

CKLW BIG 30 HITS October 22-28, 1974

 

CKLW 1974 BIG 30

OCTOBER 22

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The CKLW BIG 30 hits in Windsor/Detroit. This survey was tabulated overall by record popularity appeal, sales, listener requests and record airplays based on the judgement of CKLW Radio.

 

Previewed for the week of OCTOBER 22-28 1974

 

 

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In Memory of George Griggs

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

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A sincere, thank you, Mrs. Patti Griggs. This featured presentation would have not been possible without your generosity and your continuous support.

Above CKLW music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patti Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

 


KEENER GOLD! THE TOP 31 KEENER 13 HITS: 10/16/1969

October 22nd, 2020

WKNR MUSIC GUIDE October 16, 1969

WKNR MUSIC GUIDE October 16, 1969

 

 

OCTOBER 16, 1969

 

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51 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

 

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In Memory of George Griggs

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

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A sincere, thank you, Mrs. Patti Griggs. This featured presentation would have not been possible without your generosity and your continuous support.

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

 


NATIONAL ‘TOP 30’ THIS WEEK: THE HONOR ROLL! 1957

October 21st, 2020

BILLBOARD HONOR ROLL OF HITS (Week Ending) October 21, 1957

 

THE NATIONAL TOP 30 HITS

THIS WEEK October 21, 1957 63 YEARS AGO

 

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The Honor Roll of Hits comprises the nation’s top tunes according to record sales and sheet sales, disk jockey and jukebox performances as determined by The Billboard’s weekly nationwide sales.

 

WJBK | WXYZ | WKMH | CKLW

 

The Billboard (week-ending) October 6-12 1957 Honor Roll of Hits featured 30 of the most popular radio air plays covering four Detroit top 40 radio stations on the AM dial in 1957.

 

 

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FOR SURVEY WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 12

 

 

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WJBK 1500 FORMULA ’40 SURVEY SOUNDS: 10/14/1957

October 20th, 2020

WJBK RADIO 1500 October 14, 1957

 

WJBK RADIO 1500

OCTOBER 1957

 

 

63 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

 

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The WJBK FORMULA 40 hits was compiled, tabulated and produced by Radio 1500’s Bob Martin and Rosemary McGann.

This survey was tabulated overall by each record’s popularity and its appeal, sales, listener requests and record airplays based on the judgement of WJBK Radio.

 

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Previewed for the week of October 14, 1957

 

 

Note: By year’s end, 1957, Casey Kasem was no longer at WJBK 1500. Kasem left Detroit for  Buffalo’s WBNY, New York, November 1957. To fill Kasem’s departure, Dan Baxter became the new replacement. Baxter was hired for the all-night shift on WJBK.

Eventually, by early-1958 Tom Clay would fill the time slot allocated the same hours Casey Kasem held prior his exit on WJBK.

 

 

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In Memory of George Griggs

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

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Above WJBK music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patti Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.

 


FORMULA 40 RADIO: WJBK RADIO 1500! THE BIG FOUR

October 20th, 2020

WJBK RADIO 1500 1957

 

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WXYZ AM 1270 ‘DETROIT SOUND SURVEY’: 10/17/1966

October 19th, 2020

WXYZ RADIO 1270 Detroit Sound Survey OCTOBER 17, 1966

 

THE DETROIT SOUND SURVEY

  OCTOBER 17, 1966

 

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This list is selected each week by WXYZ Radio from reports of record sales gathered from leading record outlets in the Detroit area and other sources available to WXYZ.

 

 

 

The Jim Heddle Collection

 

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NEW! WCAR 1130 BACK ON THE RADIO: SCOTT REGEN

October 16th, 2020

 

 

WCAR RECALLED on MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

WCAR-AM 1130 * 1972 * SCOTT REGEN

 

 

 

SCOTT REGEN WCAR aircheck date: TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1972

 

 

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

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NEW! A special THANK YOU to our newest website contributor, Peter Faulkner, of Calgary, Alberta, for recently donating this WCAR-AM radio aircheck (he personally recorded in 1972) with Motor City Radio Flashbacks.

 

THE PETER FAULKNER COLLECTION 

 

WCAR SCOTT REGEN with Marlo Thomas, 1971


WNIC 100.3: FROM THE PROGRAMMER. A STAFF MEMO

October 15th, 2020

WNIC-FM Memo April 1987

WNIC-FM Memo April 1987

 

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WNIC-FM 100

 

 

A staff memo from the desk of Joel Lind, WNIC programmer (1986-1988)

 

Latest Ratings Results

 

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Johnny Williams joined the airstaff in late 1985 and was hired to replace Alan Almond (Pillow Talk; 7-12M) who left WNIC for WMJC (Candlelight) in November 1985.  

While I was employed there (1983-1987), Jim Harper, morning host and program director at WNIC, left for WDTX 95.5 in July 1986. Joel Lind, replacing Harper, was hired as WNIC station programmer in May, 1986.

This was a typical memo having affirmed the station’s quarterly ratings – congratulatory in scope – as was penned by the WNIC program director. Attached to the above memo as well was a letter written by a former WMJC listener to Johnny Williams of which Joel Lind alluded to in the memo (see below).

 

From the programmer. As it was 33 years ago. 100.3 FM WNIC . . . ‘Detroit’s Nicest Rock’.

 

 

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WNIC-FM Memo April 1987

 

 


RADIO & RECORDS: ROMANCE, RATINGS, AND RADIO

October 15th, 2020

RADIO & RECORDS March 20, 1987

 

PILLOW TALK

Romance, Ratings, and Radio

 

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IN THIS March 20, 1987 page from Radio & Records, former WNIC Program Director Dave Ervin (Chicago; WCLR) and then-current WNIC programmer Joel Lind both weigh in on the success of the Pillow Talk concept in radio from its beginnings at WNIC (Detroit market) under Alan Almond (WMJC) to its current Pillow Talk host on WNIC 100.3, Johnny Williams.

Extending beyond the Detroit market, The ‘Pillow Talk’ concept has largely generated respectable evening audience shares in several markets around the country. Similarly, the Detroit-based “romance” format found their place on FM radio in Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Tampa.

 

The published R&R article was copied and made available to the entire WNIC staff by program director Joel Lind at the time, of which I retained and have kept my copy, featured above.

 

 

RADIO & RECORDS

March 20, 1987

 

 

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