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.


Admit it You Wanted a Pair

In 1984 the athletic shoe maker Nike ruffles some feathers as it begins airing a TV commercial featuring The Beatles' “Revolution” as its soundtrack.


Today would have been Howard Cosell's Birthday(97)

Dick Endberg once said: "When the complete book on sportscasting in the 20th century is composed, Howard Cosell has earned the longest chapter.  His influence in sportscasting has been profound."  Read more...

Rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley drafted today in 1957 while spending Christmas at Graceland, shipped to Germany

 On March 24, 1958, Elvis reported to Local draft Board 86 to begin his service in the United States Army. The enlistment process turned into a media circus, instigated no doubt by Colonel Parker. Dozens of reporters and photographers as well as a film crew were there to document the historic event. Flash bulbs popped constantly as Elvis went from station to station. He was asked questions, examined, tested, issued his equipment, and designated his serial number-53310761. He then boarded a bus for Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, to continue the processing. Read more...

Let The Good Times Roll, Let Them Knock you Around!

The Cars' very tall leader sang, played guitar and co-wrote such hits as "Just What I Needed," "My Best Friend's Girl" and "Shake It Up." Since the Boston group broke up, he's produced a number of artists, recorded solo and worked as a record company executive. He wasn't part of the Todd Rundgren-fronted New Cars, but returned to the band for a 2011 reunion. He's married to the model Paulina Porizkova. Read more...

And So It Began for the Beatles in 1963

The Beatles' first album, Please Please Me, is released (1963) in Great Britain on the Parlophone label. The first side consists of the title song, "I Saw Her Standing There," "Misery," "Anna (Go to Him)," "Chains," "Boys" and "Ask Me Why." "Love Me Do" leads off side two, followed by "P-S I Love You," "Do You Want to Know a Secret," "A Taste of Honey," "There's a Place" and "Twist and Shout." Read more...

Eddie Money (Mahoney) - 66 years old

The native New Yorker (and onetime cop) broke through in the late '70s singing "Baby Hold On" and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Eight years later, he and Ronnie Spector teamed up on "Take Me Home Tonight." Eddie will open DTE on May 22nd. Read more...

Carl Palmer - 65 years old

The British drummer has played in Asia, Carl Palmer Band, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Atomic Rooster and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. The man can play!  Dude, you need a bigger kit!  Read more...

Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is certified gold in 1968

Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by the rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Released in 1967, the LP was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Jimi Hendrix's innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon established a new direction in Read more...

The Beatles Feel Lucky With #13

"Penny Lane" becomes The Beatles' 13th number-one hit in America. The year was 1967