Author Ken Calvert

  • Ken Calvert

    Blogger, Podcaster, Morning Show DJ Emeritus

    What’s your name? Ken Calvert

    How does your best friend describe you? "Funny, honest and dependable" Pete Leonard Author and best friend since third grade

    How does your worst enemy describe you? "Funny, honest and dependable"

    What continent can your lineage be traced back to? Canada and Detroit

    Have you ever worked as a mascot? Yes! I was the Brother Rice 'Warrior' mascot

    Dogs, cats, or both, or neither? Dogs!

    If I inspect your refrigerator, what will I find in it? Food that requires refrigeration

    What cars are in your dream garage? '63 Split-Window Candy Apple Red Corvette

    Who’s the first celebrity you ever interviewed? Bob Seger The second? Elmore Leonard (Pete's Dad)

    Who’s the WORST interview you’ve ever attempted to conduct? David Crosby The best? Paul McCartney

    What’s in YOUR wallet? I have a George Costanza's wallet

    Bob Seger walks into the room unexpectedly. What do you say? Hi Bob (and take a drink)

    Matt Stafford walks into the room unexpectedly. What do you say? Hi Matt (and buy him a drink) If broadcasting were outlawed, you would: Be very lonely

    What do you do when the vending machine completely refuses to accept your dollar bill? Talk to the machine like I'm Joe Pecsi and I do the "Funny like a clown" quote. "You think this is funny...funny how?"

    The greatest year for classic rock was: 1969 Because: Look at the release date of the greatest rock releases of all-time.

    Person you most admire? My wife

    Admit it. You’re afraid of the Mackinac Bridge, aren’t you…..Terrified!!!

    You hate Ohio State because……Seriously? I grew up with Bo and Woody generation.

    Are you Facebook friends with your high school prom date? wife

    What would you give to see the Tigers win it all this year? I lived '68 and '84 so at least I can say three's nothing better!

    How do you explain the adventures of Kwame Kilpatrick to someone who’s never heard of him? I hope I'm flying to China with someone writing a book on Detroit.

    What do you love about Detroit? Our enormous giving hearts and willingness to accept the incorrect negative perception yet...welcome strangers and say "welcome and can I help you"

    What do you love about WCSX? Working here! This is where it will end. I saved the best for last. God speed Detroit and Detroit radio.


If You Are Having A Bad Day You HAVE to Watch This!

I'll let the video do the talking.  Freakin' hysterical! -KC- Read more...

I Can't Stop Watching Swingin' Time. Check out Question Mark and The Mysterians!

  1. Swingin' Time was a music variety show, similar to American Bandstand, hosted by WKNR personality Robin Seymour and also, for a time, CKLW radio's Tom Shannon. Wikipedia

ESPN On Jim Schwartz Being Caried Off: “I can’t think of anything that could possibly be more lame!"

Bomani Jones, ESPN’s “Around the Horn,” on The Schwartz getting carried off Ford Field by the Buffalo Bills at his own request: “I can’t think of   anything that could possibly be more lame. That’s right up there with asking for your own nickname. “The worst part about it is it almost gives the impression the Lions did something wrong to Jim Schwartz. He had the job for five years, he had one winning season, did not win a playoff game. You are not a conquering hero, you’re a defensive coordinator.”



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Top This! -KC-

Maybe The Tigers Need To Hear From Matthew McConaughey

"I just wanted to come—not come preach anything, not come tell you anything—just wanted to have a conversation with you," Matthew told the players before launching into an all-out inspirational speech.

"Why do I play this game?" he urged the players to ask themselves. "Why do I come out and practice? Why am I out here busting my a** in the middle of the heat every day?[...] I've found that when I've done my best work as an actor, it was only when I pushed myself to be better than even I thought I could be... You gotta ask yourself, why am I playing the game?" Watch the Oscar winner deliver the rousing opus in the video.  Courtesy LHN  


John Belushi Nails It With Joe Cocker On SNL In 76

Joe Cocker sings "You Are So Beautiful" on Saturday Night Live. John Belushi joins Cocker to sing "Feelin' Alright" and drives the crowd wild with his imitation of Cocker's spastic movements. Hosted by Eric Idle, the episode also features a short film spoofing The Beatles. The Rutles-- "a musical legend that will last a lunchtime" -- paves the way for the full-length special that airs two years later.  The year 1976 Read more...


One of the greatest songs ever written is "All The Young Dudes".  However, "All The Way From Memphis", is right up there.  Five years ago today (October 1st, 2009), following one out-of-town warm-up gig, the original lineup of Mott the Hoople -- reunited for the first time in more than 35 years -- began a run of shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Read more...


On this day (September 30th) in 1960, that modern stone-age family, The Flintstones debuted on ABC. The show aired for six seasons, and from then on in syndication. Read more...


Happy Birthday to one of my heroes, Jerry Lee Lewis.  The piano-pounding rock and roll pioneer's career included Boogie Woogie rockers like "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin'" and "Breathless".  Three of the greatest songs of the '50s.  Read more...