Scrapbook In words, sound and images... The Golden Age of Top 40 Radio Click here to enjoy the Aircheck of the Week. Updated with new airchecks every Sunday. AIRCHECK OF THE WEEK Edition #819 January 25, 2015 SCOTT REGEN WCAR DETROIT AUGUST 25, 1971, PT. 2 (UNSCOPED)
Never say never.
WCAR Detroit was an unlikely prospect for a Top 40 format as station owner Hy Levinson had little use for rock 'n' roll. What he did have use for was money, and with the station's financial fortunes sinking Levinson finally allowed an adult contemporary format in 1970 and the next year, WCAR was a Top 40 station. It didn't last long, however. A parade of other formats followed including all-news, progressive rock, adult contemporary (again) and then country as WCXI in 1979. The country format lasted a decade-and-a-half until the switch to all-sports as WDFN in 1994.
Enjoy Scott Regen on WCAR from August 25, 1971, Pt. 2 (UNSCOPED) ... in the Aircheck of the Week.
Thanks to Bill Dulmage for this superb aircheck!
FREDDY VETTE INTERVIEWS JUDITH FREED
CJBQ afternoon personality Freddy Vette interviewed Judith Freed, Alan Freed's daughter-in-law, on the 50th anniversary of the "King of The Moondoggers" death last Tuesday.
We thank Freddy for sending us this wonderful interview which you can hear ... in the Aircheck of the Week.
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