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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.

 

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...

IT WAS A "PAIN TO WRITE" BUT IT KICKS ASS!

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...

MEET THE FLINTSTONES - 64 TODAY

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...

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!

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...

MEET THE GUY WHO HIRED KEN CALVERT

It was the summer of 1973 and I was a college house painter.  My partner, Peter Leonard, and I had started a painting company called "Terp N' Tine".  That is a true story, I swear.  My transistor radio was always at my side or hanging on the ladder.  Read more...

LET'S REVISIT "KEN'S CLOSET"

I'm going through my closet and man...I can not get rid of anything!  Every item provokes a great memory! Long Live Rock!  -KC-   Read more...

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...
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