Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life

A 1980S DETROIT FREE PRESS RADIO PHOTO: LEE ALAN

November 23rd, 2020

LEE ALAN (Press Photo) 1984

A WDRQ ’70s DETROIT RADIO PHOTO: PAUL NICHOLAS

November 23rd, 2020

WDRQ PAUL NICHOLAS (Press Photo) 1976

A WJZZ-FM DETROIT RADIO PHOTO: CANDY SHANNON

November 23rd, 2020

WJZZ CANDY SHANNON (Press Photo) 1979

DETROIT RADIO NEWSPRINT AD: WCAR 1130! 11/13/63

November 20th, 2020

DETROIT FREE PRESS November 13, 1963

 

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

Wednesday, November 13, 1963

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DETROIT FREE PRESS

Above article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2020. Newspapers.com

 

 

The above WCAR newspaper ad feature was ‘clipped,’ saved, and digitally imaged from the credited source by Motor City Radio Flashbacks.

 

 

 

Missed any of our previous ‘Detroit Radio Back-Pages‘ features? GO HERE.

 


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

November 19th, 2020

 

 

 

 

NUMBER 1 IN AMERICA * NOVEMBER 21, 1970

 

 

NUMBER ONE 1970

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NINETEEN WEEKS on the singles chart, “I Think I Love You” by The Partridge Family peaked at #1 this month (3 weeks overall) on the Billboard Hot 100. Week ending, November 15-21, 1970. (Source: Billboard)

 

For our previous Billboard Number One U.S.A. Hits go HERE

 

THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD HOT 100: 11/19/66

November 18th, 2020

BILLBOARD HOT 100 November 19, 1966

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 NOVEMBER 13-19, 1966

 

 

 

 

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THIS WEEK IN AMERICA! BILLBOARD HOT 100: 11/18/67

November 18th, 2020

BILLBOARD HOT 100 November 18, 1967

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 TABULATED BY RECORDS RETAIL SALES AND RADIO AIRPLAY

BILLBOARD HOT 100 NOVEMBER 12-18, 1967

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE! A NEW WEBPAGE ‘THEME’ COMING: 11/19/20

November 17th, 2020

 

 

SO LONG, ‘DAILY POST’

 

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Today, we’ll begin bidding farewell to our WordPress Daily Post theme. It is the very layout on this webpage you have been looking at since the site’s inception (by our late-George Griggs, founder) on January 27, 2012.

Lately, due to several “behind-the-scenes” issues the website has been dealing with in the second half of the year, it is now reality our theme can no longer sustain vital, much required, dated upgrades, apparently.

The “No Comments”, long having been realized on this website for some months now (read here), may just well stem from using our current Daily Post ‘theme’, it is more than likely just “out-dated”, having ran its designed course, not able to handled current website tech fixes as well (as I was recently informed by a Bluehost tech).

And despite the recent WordPress 5.0 upgrades, the theme has failed time and again to uphold the latest updates and several other important WordPress plugins and  security changes overall. In short, by keeping the Daily Post theme, it has become more realistic the “missing comments” will not be returning at all — if we continue using the site’s Daily Post theme.

Last week, Motor City Radio Flashbacks went off-line for some extended time (37 minutes!) just after the 2:00 p.m. hour, Friday, November 12 (see below). Unbeknownst to me, Bluhost attempted an upgrade with the theme’s PHP security codes (we have been stuck at PHP 5.6) with their latest version, 7.4. It didn’t work (and this happened before). The tech then had to revert back to the old PHP 5.6 version to get the site back online. PHP security upgrades are essential for all WordPress sites and blogs.

In lieu of that happening, same day, I tried to reach out to the theme’s developers, courtesy of WordPress, to let them know their Daily Post theme needed to be reviewed and most likely needed to be updated (obviously!). I also informed them I still wanted to keep their theme we have been using all these years.

Thus far, not a word in response from their end as of this writing.

As of this coming Friday, the hammer is coming down. Bluhost informed me last week that the PHP 7.4 security upgrade will become mandatory — will take immediate effect, November 20. 

Bluhost, in somewhat strong, but kind terms, suggested I should replace our Daily Post with a newer theme. Looks like we have no choice.

Sometime this coming Thursday, November 19, Motor City Radio Flashbacks will have a different look. Our new WordPress theme will be Twenty Fifteen. Having already previewed the selected theme (and the good news — all your posted comments will be visible and back up!!) the layout will look somewhat as close as possible to our (soon-departed) Daily Post theme.

 

So long, Daily Post. Has it been nearly nine years? It was very good to us . . .  indeed, while it lasted.

 

 

Jim Feliciano

 

Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Monday, November 16, 2020

 

 

November 17, 2020

November 12, 2020


DETROIT’S RADIO BOOM: A ‘RADIO REPORT’, 08/10/65

November 16th, 2020

RADIO-TELEVISION DAILY August 10, 1965

RADIO-TELEVISION DAILY August 10, 1965

 

DETROIT’S RADIO BOOM

Tuesday, August 10, 1965

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RADIO-TELEVISION DAILY

 

 

The above article, authored by Gil Faggen (Radio Editor) was published in Radio-Television Daily in August 1965. The report actually became a WKNR two-page spread (18 in. across x 12 in. vertical), having been folded down the middle. It was inserted in a large-envelope, mailed and distributed to sales personnel and station clients by WKNR VP GM Walter Patterson, sometime shortly thereafter the featured article was published at the time.

This website found and obtained this —  rare — 1965 WKNR pamphlet (with the actual WKNR large envelope) earlier this year.

 

This Radio Report is today’s featured presentation on Motor City Radio Flashbacks.

 

The above Radio Report was digitally restored by Motor City Radio Flashbacks

 

 

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DETROIT RADIO NEWS PRINT ADS: WJBK 1500! 09/14/61

November 13th, 2020

Detroit Free Press September 14, 1961

 

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS

Thursday, September 14, 1961

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DETROIT FREE PRESS

Above article is courtesy freep.com newspaper archive. Copyright 2020. Newspapers.com

 

 

 

The above WJBK newspaper ad feature was ‘clipped,’ saved, and digitally imaged from the credited source by Motor City Radio Flashbacks.

 

 

Missed any of our previous ‘Detroit Radio Back-Pages‘ features? GO HERE.

 

 

— A SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT —

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A special THANK YOU to our senior website contributor, Greg Innis, Livonia, MI., for having contributed every single one of these Detroit radio newspaper features for the website.

 

Thank you, Greg Innis, for your kind generosity 🙂

 


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