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.


You Wanna Hear a Bad Joke (How about 20?!)

Death by "Book of Bad Jokes".  This Guy is So Lucky he wasn't Punched! Read more...

Dave Grohl on Introducing His Daughter to Vinyl Records

Just in time for our Vinyl Surprise Weekend and National Record Store Day, Dave Grohl’s daughter was "fascinated" when he introduced her to her first vinyl record.

The Foo Fighters frontman is father to nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Harper and eight-month-old Ophelia with wife Jordyn Blum and the 46-year-old has revealed in a new interview that he made it his mission to introduce his brood to the wonders of original records.

"I remember introducing my nine-year-old to vinyl," Dave told USA Today. "She was really into The Beatles, and I got her this Beatles vinyl box set. She looked at it and said, ‘What is that?’ And I said, ‘This is Beatles vinyl. These are The Beatles’ records.’ I was like, ‘Here, let me show you how to do it,’ and she was fascinated. Read more...

Don Henley Has a New Solo Album Ready to Go

In a new video on the Chideo Charity Network, Don Henley has talked about his upcoming album, Cass County.

"I do have a solo album, as they say, in the can." he said in the video, going on to say that he has completed seventeen songs over the last four or five years and will be recording a couple more before cutting the tracks down to an album length. He also said that the album will have a country or Americana flavor.

Most of the album was recorded in Nashville with a few tracks done at Henley's home in Dallas and a few in southern California. The set is co-produced and co-written with Stan Lynch.

Also look for a few duets and one trio from some "interesting guest stars." He declined to give too much away on who they were only adding there are some "VERY interesting people on the album in unexpected combinations that you might not think about hearing...ever."

Look for the album in the fall after the Eagles tour is finished. Henley's last solo album was 2000's Inside Job. (Courtesy Vintage Vinyl Music/Photo Getty) Read more...

BREAKING NEWS! Percy Sledge Dies at 73

(CNN)Percy Sledge, the R&B belter whose biggest hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman," became a cornerstone of soul music, died Tuesday. He was 73.

Sledge died in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, said Stephanie Price of the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office. Sledge died of natural causes, said East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Clark. He had been in hospice care for cancer, Clark added.

In a career that started in the 1960s, Sledge had a number of hits, including "Take Time to Know Her," "Warm and Tender Love" and "It Tears Me Up" among them.

But his first and biggest hit, "When a Man Loves a Woman," towered over them all.


Denis Leary to Play Early 90's Rocker in FX Series "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"

Denis Leary, who starred for seven seasons on FX's Rescue Me, created and stars in the series which premieres July 16 at 10 PM.

Leary stars as “Johnny Rock,” lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album…until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons – like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock ‘n’ roll history. 25 years later, the only thing bigger than Johnny’s ego is his prostate. (Courtesy Laura Prudom News Editor/Variety Magazine)  Photo Getty/FX Read more...

Set List: AC/DC Open Their Rock or Bust Tour at Coachella

AC/DC have officially launched the Rock Or Bust world tour with the first show in five years at the Coachella music festival in California.

The set only featured three songs from the recent Rock Or Bust album including the title track, Play Ball and Baptism of Fire.

The band dug into the archives to perform Have A Drink On Me for the first time since 1985 and Sin City for the first time since 2001.

High Voltage, a staple from the Black Ice tour has been retired from the set and songs from Black Ice including the title track, Big Jack and War Machine have also been dropped from the Rock Or Bust tour. Read more...

Mellencamp's Sons Plead Guilty to Misdemeanor Battery

A judge has sentenced the sons of rock star John Mellencamp after they both pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges stemming from a July 2013 altercation. Read more...

ROLLING STONES: Sticky Fingers' Zipper Is Stuck -- Reissue Pushed

Sticky Fingers The Rolling Stones have pushed back the on-sale date for the deluxe reissue of their classic 1971 album.

Originally scheduled to be released on May 26th, it will now be out on June 9th. Some of the formats will once again contain the hand-made zipper that was on the original release, and that is taking a bit longer than expected to manufacture.