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.


Lynyrd Skynyrd...Who's that?

In 1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" single is released. 'Toin it up!' Read more...

On This Date Bob Seger is Profiled In People Magazine

In 1978 Bob Seger, whose current hit is "Still the Same," is profiled in People magazine.  It's sureal to know and watch a friend hit the big time!  -KC- Read more...

To Quote Bob Seger "All Chuck's children are out there playing his licks"

In 1955 Chuck Berryreleases "Maybellene" on Chess Records. A month later, it becomes his first hit. Read more...


I always wondered how an album can get ALL the way to #2 and stall?! In 1972 Rod Stewart's Never a Dull Moment album is released. It will peak at number-two on the charts.  -KC- Read more...

Remember Steve Dahl? Remember Disco? Remember This?

In 1979 The White Sox Were playing in a good old fashioned double header against the Tigers  At Comiskey Park in Chicago, an anti-disco radio promotion turns into a riot and causes the White Sox to forfeit the second game of their double-header. -KC- Read more...


Well Done!


In 1968 The Yardbirds officially break up, although guitarist Jimmy Page agrees to fulfill Scandinavian concert obligations, calling the new group he has assembled The New Yardbirds. After Keith Moon of The Who suggests that "'ll probably go over like a lead zeppelin," Page renames the group Led Zeppelin. Read more...

Hard Days Night (The Movie) Turns 50!

The timing couldn't be better, as Ringo recalls, "We were making records and the records were taking off and then we're playing to bigger and bigger audiences and that's taking off, and now we're doing a movie. It was mad... but it was incredible."

Half a century later, only one thing surprises the drummer. "When I was in New York [recently], in the hotel, I took a photo of outside the Plaza and there's nobody there, when the last time we were there it was like thousands of people outside. So things have changed"


Simply Put...WOW! Jimi Hendrix Biopic Coming Soon

This looks like it's going to be awesome!  Andre Benjamin nails it.  In theaters September. Read more...