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_______________________ e MAIL in BOX Occasionally I receive emails I feel would be of interest to Detroit Memories Newsletter subscribers. With permission from the authors, I'll publish them. Eileen: I remember Ken Muse ( July 2010 ) from my days working with him at Macomb Community College in Warren . I was a vocational counselor and Ken taught photography. We worked in the same building and I would sit in on his classes in the evenings after work to upgrade my photographic skills. Ken was a very funny, creative and busy person, doing writing for both his cartoon strip, books and local TV shows as well as his teaching duties. He will be missed. Roy Seppanen Saint Paul, MN
Motor City Radio Reunion 2010 was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel , Novi MI ~ Saturday, September 25, 2010 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I had the privilege of attending this event where the five honorees were: DICK PURTAN 45 years of entertaining us at WKNR , WXYZ , CKLW , WCZY/WKQI and WOMC SONNY ELIOT Weatherman extraordinaire on WWJ ROBIN SEYMOUR DJ WKMH , WKNR , and CKLW , CKLW host of Swingin' Time SPECS HOWARD 40 years of running the famed Southfield broadcasing school that bears his name ERNIE HARWELL (posthumously) Beloved voice of the Detroit Tigers 1960—2002 Also celebrated was the 90th anniversrary of WWJ being on the air. Here are a few photos from the event and after-party:
SONNY ELIOT RETIRES after 60 years in Detroit broadcasting On September 10, 2010, WWJ-AM’s legendary weathercaster and Hall of Fame broadcaster Sonny Eliot announced his retirement from broadcasting. Sonny , who's been making Detroiters smile about the weather for years, debuted on WWJ Newsradio 950 in 1950. In case you were wondering, Sonny will be 90 years old on December 16th. by B.J. Hammerstein and Julie Hinds, Free Press Staff Writers
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1960s MICHIGAN TRAVELOGUE What a blast to the past! It'll make you want to jump in the car to see all of these sights. Check out the cars and clothes. Makes it even more fun to watch.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DETROIT PHOTOS Submitted by Marge Buza, Mesa AZ The area where I grew up was known as Regent Park and had its own small homeowners' group called The Regent Park Home Owners' Association . All new homes had to be one-family structures, "x" feet from the curb, made of brick, etc. The association was an active group that sponsored dances card parties, etc. City Council members came to speak at the meetings. To keep us teens busy, they started the Regent Park Teen Club .
Detroit's Regent Park is bounded by Gratiot / E. 8 Mile / Kelly Road / E. State Fair.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UPCOMING REUNIONS FOR EVENT DETAILS, GO TO OLDIES WOMC 104.3 This list is compiled from the 104.3 WOMC Class Reunion Directory . If you have an upcoming class reunion planned in the Metro Detroit area and you don’t see it here, email: Audrey.Zofchak@cbsradio.com Include the school, graduate year(s), date, time, location, contact info, website, and RSVP info, if required. All events are added as time permits. However, you can post your info in the Comments section at the bottom of the WOMC reunion page. ~~~~~~~ Clarenceville High School of Livonia ~ Class of 1965 Oct. 16, 2010 Finney High School ~ Combined Classes 1970-1975 Saturday, October 23, 2010 Lakeview High School (St. Clair Shores) ~ Class of 1970 Saturday, October 23, 2010 St. Andrew High School ~ Class of 1962 Date and Location to be determined Warren Fitzgerald High School ~ Class of 1968 Sat. Oct. 9, 2010
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MOTOR CITY RADIO REUNION 2010 WHAT'S NEW? ~ Y.K.Y.F.D.I ADDITION ~ D.M. DISCUSSION GROUP ~ THIS MONTH IN DETROIT HISTORY eMAIL inBOX ~ KEN MUSE REMEMBERED ~ 'LIFE AND TIMES' BOOK UPDATE ~ NEWSLETTER KUDOS ~ TEEN DANCE SHOW PARTICIPANTS
Eileen Trombley Glick , with CKLW's Bob Todd and Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor at Art's AfterGlow Party on Sunday 9/26 (reprinted with permission from Bob Todd ) It was a magical evening filled with extraordinary talents, both present and past. Here are my photos (with apologies for my new camera that took crappy pictures) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Hilarious! Dick was the emcee of the event. One of his remarks: "We weren’t going to have the reunion this year, but we didn’t realize so many people were still alive." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ If you're on Facebook (and if you're not, you should be!), you can view many more photos of the Reunion: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ In addition to the above-mentioned, there were nearly 400 attendees at this sold-out event. Here are a few names you may recognize: Larry Adderley WWJ WCZY WOMC WXYZ Ch. 7 Sports Bob Allison Ask Your Neighbor / Bowling for Dollars Bob Bartlett WKNR-FM / WPAG Talent Bill Bonds WXYT / WKNR Talent TV Gary Burbank CKLW Talent Ed Busch CKLW Talent Paul Cannon WKNR Talent Randall Carlisle CKLW News Art Cervi WHDN / WXYT Talent (Bozo T. Clown) Dennis Coffey Funk Brothers Michael Collins WRIF / WWJ Talent Chuck Daugherty WXYZ Joe Donovan CKLW / WWJ News Jim Edwards CKLW / WXYZ Talent Brother Bill Gable CKLW / WGRV Talent Russ Gibb WKNR-FM Talent Jerry Goodwin WKNR / WABX Talent Bob Green WKNR / WXYZ Talent Lou Henry CKLW news Disc Jockey Steve Hunter CKLW Talent Shotgun Tom Kelly Talent Jim Kerr WAAM/WCAR/WKNR Talent Don Kremer WWJ Sports Scott MacKinnon DetroitRadioFlashbacks.com Jim McFarlin HOUR Detroit Magazine / Detroit News Writer Michael McNamara Markham Street Films, Inc. / CKLW documentary film Jim Michaels WTWR / WDRQ / WYST Talent Phil Nye WKNR / WXYZ-TV News Charlie O'Brien CKWW / CKLW Programming Kevin O'Neill WOMC / WKQI / WNIC Talent Michael O'Neill WKNR / WXYZ / WJR / WKBD-TV News Arthur Penhallow WRIF Talent Keith Radford WKBW-TV / CKLW News News Joey Reynolds WXYZ / WHYT Talent Chuck Richards W4 Talent Tom Ryan (Count Scary / Sgt. Sacto) CKLW / WOMC / WKNR / WXYZ Talent Steve Schramm (Keener13.com) Michigan Radio Programming Donald Schuster WWWW / WJR Talent Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor CKLW Talent Sharon Shutty-Wright WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 / WJR / WXYZ / WKAR News Anchor/Reporter Erik Smith WKNR/Ch. 7 News Paul W. Smith CKLW WJR Talent Dick Smyth CKLW News Gary Stevens WKNR Talent Bobby Todd CKLW Talent Rosalie Trombley CKLW The Big 8 Programming Art Vuolo, Jr. RADIOGUIDE / Vuolo Video History George Young Entertainer / Comic
Erik Smith, Sonny Eliot and Bill Bonds (reprinted with permission from Erik Smith )
Dick Purtan (who emceed the event) and Art Vuolo ("Radio's Best Friend" and Host of the MCRR) at Art's AfterGlow Party on Sunday 9/26 (reprinted with permission from Bob Todd )
Robin Seymour and Rosalie Trombley (no relation), CKLW , one of the most influential woman in the music business. (reprinted with permission from Bob Todd )
WHAT'S NEW? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ You Know You're From Detroit If... Thanks Jo-Jo Shutty-MacGregor for jogging my memory about all of the the metro Detroiters who relied on your helicopter traffic reports during your tenure at CKLW . You've been officially added to the top of the YKYFDI List! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Yahoo! Detroit Memories DISCUSSION GROUP Founded: Nov 28, 2003 ~ 668 Members What we've been talking about lately... * Detroit Area Cider Mills * Michigan Central Train Depot PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE GUIDELINES BEFORE SIGNING UP ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This Month In DETROIT HISTORY October 18, 1963 ~ The IOC awarded the 1968 Olympics to Mexico City; Detroit finished second in the balloting.
Dear Eileen: Once again, one of the best Newsletters around. I always enjoy the read even though I haven't lived in Detroit in 44 years. And I still drink Vernor's ! You do a lot of work to put out this publication. Congratulations! Tom Grinnell Portland, OR
SECOND & FINAL NOTICE I am an NYU professor writing a book on televised teen dance programs of the '50s and early '60s and am delighted to have found this website. I would love to hear from anyone who was involved with the following shows in any way -- as a dance participant, producer, cameraman, or any other capacity. "Ed McKenzie's Saturday Night" Bud Davies's "Top Ten Dance Party" Lee Alan & Joel Sebastian's "Club 1270" I am interested both in what occurred on the dance floor and studio as well as what happened behind the scenes. The dances, music, planning of the show, logistics of scheduling, and community response to the show, are all of interest to me. Please email me at email@example.com . I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Julie Malnig Associate Professor Chair, Interdisciplinary Arts Program The Gallatin School, New York University
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Click on small photos at right to enlarge. Hello Eileen, I really enjoy your newsletter on Detroit each month. Thank you for doing it. I was wondering if you could feature a story on the old Plum Street neighborhood. It was roughly the area bounded by Michigan Ave , the Lodge Freeway and the Fisher Freeway . I remember going down there in the '60s for the stores, art, rock and roll, and the hippie activities. I don't believe that I have ever seen anything about Plum Street in your Detroit Memories Newsletters . Are there any other readers who remember Plum Street ? Thank you, James A. vanBuskirk Crestwood High School, Class of 67 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ A n Sw e R: They're sure are! Here's what Leon "Lee" Dixon wrote in the "Plum Street was more or less a short trip from WSU main campus -- and that is where many of the clientele came from. I know -- I was one of them. Plum was the main street for the area, but not the only street. The "shops" were mostly in old houses (at least one I recall was a beautiful old Victorian with lots of "gingerbread" all over the front porch), but not all of them. In fact, I knew people who ran shops and a restaurant there who actually lived in the house where the shop or restaurant was located. One place was patterned after a once-famous natural/organic restaurant on Sunset Strip in LA called "The Source." Like the LA restaurant, the only dishes sold at this Plum Street restaurant were supposedly organic and home-grown by hippies someplace. No meat was offered, as I recall. One couple I knew had a plant store and moved it to Greektown -- where some of the shops went when Plum closed down. I well remember The Fifth Estate underground newspaper. A lot of it was influenced heavily by L.A. and San Francisco underground papers and others. But Detroit had its own spin on things, of course. I was a student at Wayne State for a couple of years and I also well remember The South End . The paper was a constant source of controversy -- which is exactly what it wanted to be in those days. There was always a tug of war of politics and polar extremes with that paper and it often went over the ragged edge -- which just served to make people read it more -- even those who hated it. At one point it pushed for (and basically succeeded in getting) shutting the University down for a love fest and anti-war (Viet Nam) rally that ended up in a sizable march down Woodward to Grand Circus Park . The march was AFTER a day of music on campus (the big headline band was Savage Grace ) and endless speeches mostly by people nobody knew. Plum Street vendors were on campus selling all kinds of wares that day. It was a strange and interesting time. " ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ And another from Ellen in Seattle: The mention of Plum Street brings back some memories for me. My dad worked for Detroit Edison and part of his job involved maintaining the employee parking lots and outdoor areas making sure everyone parked where they belonged. He actually made a lot of friends with the "hippies" on Plum Street (it was in the shadow of the Edison buildings) and he'd come home from work sometimes bearing presents for me from them. I had a nice assortment of love beads, shirts and posters. I was only 11-12 yrs old at that time and remember being in awe when he finally took me down to see Plum Street and to meet the folks there. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Other Plum Street articles and photos: By Julie Morris and Jenny Nolan / The Detroit News
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