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    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? Yes...my 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.

 

WHO REMEMBERS BOB SEGER ON "SWINGIN' TIME"?

When I was growing up, Detroit afternoons and weekends featured some great local music programs similar to American Bandstand.  Robin Seymore hosted a fabulous show called "Swingin' Time"  Check out Bob Seger doing "East Side Story".  Read more...

KISS GAVE WHO A 'KISS'?

KISS recently cut a short backstage video wishing all the best to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who is hanging up his spikes at the end of this season after 20 years. Paul Stanley, who along with Gene Simmons, has been at it twice as long as Jeter, made a point to mention that exact point in the video before Simmons trotted out the tired line he has been using for years, calling Jeter a "powerful and attractive man." * Photo Courtesy Getty Images Read more...

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT LAYLA COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER

Eric Clapton's Unplugged album enters the Top 40. The record will go on to win the Album of the YearGrammy and sell over seven-million copies. (1992)  Photo courtesy of Getty  Read more...

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER

And that day, we all knew, life as we knew it would never be the same.  Please take a moment to remember those innocent souls Read more...

MOST CAREER NBA GAMES BY AN UNDRAFTED PLAYER

Ben Wallace - 40 years old

The retired basketball star played for five NBA teams, but was best known for his first stint with the Detroit Pistons, during which he was a four-time All-Star and four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

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YOU MIGHT BE A RED NECK IF

Happy Birthday Jeff Foxworthy - 56 years old

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STING, AL GREEN: Kennedy Center Honors

Sting and Al Green represent music on the just announced 2014 list of Kennedy Center Honorees. They'll be joined by actor Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride and comic actor Lily Tomlin. The gala will be held in Washington early in December and taped for broadcast on CBS on December 30th.

Source: TheWrap.com

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ON THIS DATE IN 1970 GENESIS RAN AN AD LOOKING FOR WHAT?

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW YOUR CLASSIC ROCK?

Happy Birthday Bos Scaggs!  After learning guitar at the age of 12, he met Steve Miller at St. Mark's School. In 1959, he became the vocalist for Miller's band, the Marksmen. The pair later attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison together, playing in blues bands like the Ardells and the Fabulous Knight Trains. Read more...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAN MORRISON

Having started in the British Invasion band Them, the Belfast-born Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's U.S. career got off the ground with the 1967 hit "Brown Eyed Girl" on producer Bert Berns' Bang label. "Wild Night," "Domino" and "Blue Money" were among his '70s highlights. Click the audio bar to hear "In To The Mystic"  Read more...
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