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.


Classic Volkswagen Type 2 Samba bus sells for $157,000

Remember when Volkswagens were The People’s Cars?

Brian Jones - Died in 1969

Born in 1942

Wayne's World, Party Time, Excellent

On this day (February 24th) in 1992, the movie Wayne's World hit theaters. The first of two film adaptations of the popular Saturday Night Live sketch, starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, became a '90s icon. It also spawned several popular catchphrases like "party on," "schwing" and "we're not worthy." The movie also made Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" a huge hit, nearly 20 years after its original release. Read more...

VAN HALEN: Where Is David Lee Roth?

It doesn't look like Van Halen has anything lined up past next month's release of a live album with David Lee Roth. Asked about the band's plans following his participation in a program called What it Means to Be American Thursday in Washington, D.C., Eddie Van Halen said, "Depends on everybody’s timing. I don’t know what Dave is up to now. I don’t know if he’s living in New York or Japan or wherever he is."

Tokyo Dome - Live in Concert will be out on March 31st. Van Halen's last studio album was A Different Kind of Truth in 2012. (Premiere)


DON McLEAN: Selling "American Pie" Lyrics

Don McLean will auction the original handwritten lyrics for "American Pie." The singer songwriter tells Rolling Stone, "I'm going to be 70 this year. I have two children and a wife, and none of them seem to have the mercantile instinct. I want to get the best deal that I can for them. It's time." Christie's auction house, which will conduct the sale April 7th, estimates the value at $1.5 million. (Premiere) Read more...

JIMMY PAGE: In His Time of Dying (With Audio)

Last year Jimmy Page published his autobiography in photo form. But he says he wouldn't want to have a traditional memoir published until after he dies.

He explains that he doesn't want to "get caught up in legal wranglings. I just want to be able to do a book, say what it was and then let it be released. That's all."


LED ZEPPELIN: Trampled Under Brandy & Coke

Led Zeppelin has offered up another sneak peek at the upcoming deluxe reissue of their 1975 album, Physical Graffiti. Titled "Brandy and Coke," it's an early mix of "Trampled Under Foot." It is one of seven bonus tracks on the album, which comes out on February 24th, 40 years to the day of the original release. Read more...


Def Leppard to appear at DTE July 17th


 Tickets on Sale Starting Feb. 20 at

Styx and Tesla Set To Join The Tour As Special Guests – 

“…the greatest power-pop band ever to masquerade as metal."

- New York Magazine