NEW! A special THANK YOU to our website contributor Peter Faulkner of Calgary, Alberta, for donating this WKNR-AM radio aircheck (he recorded in 1967) to our Motor City Radio Flashbacks airchecks archive.
The entire Ed Sullivan Showcatalogue has hit the streaming platforms!
On June 12, 2020 came news Universal MusicEnterprises and Sofa Entertainment brokered a deal to license and make available the entire Ed Sullivan video performance from the Sofa library, who acquired the entire catalogue in 1990. UME will make available the entire catalogue for public streaming in restored, digitized form, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Since its premiere launch on June 12, more videos have been added on the official Ed Sullivan You Tube channel, highlighting the Motown sound. As reported, it will take three years to upload the more than 10,000 performances which aired Sunday evenings on CBS-TV from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971.
This special Easter holiday recording, “A Prophecy Fulfilled,” was conceived, created, and was produced by Bob Pratt.
For three straight years, this program was broadcast on 98.7 WBFG-FM in Detroit during the Easter holiday seasons in 1975, 1976 and in 1977.
At the time ‘A Prophesy Fulfilled’ first aired in 1975, WBFG was Detroit’s foremost premiere station known for it’s all-religious broadcasting format. The call letters WBFG was also the station’s heralded acronym as well. The calls represented their daily religious radio content heard 24/7 on the FM side, “We’re Broadcasting For God.”
A special THANK YOU to Bob Pratt for sharing this special Easter holiday broadcast with Motor City Radio Flashbacks