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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.

 

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...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO COMEDY GENIUS LEWIS BLACK

Happy Birthday to a good friend and a truly great guy!  Hit the audio bar to hear more!

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AND FOOTBALL WOULD BE WHERE? MLB AND HOCKEY AND...?

I love Buzz Feed; however, am I the only one wondering where Fall sports fit-in? Read more...

I Love Drummers And Put Ginger Baker Near The Top

Go ahead...go get a "Frosty" or buy some 'Merch'.  I'll be on my feet loving the drum solo! (More)  Happy Birthday Ginger (Peter) Baker!  The English drummer, whose long career has included stints in Cream, Blind Faith, Airforce, Baker Gurvitz Army, Masters of Reality and Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion, is the subject of a 2012 documentary film titled Beware of Mr. Baker. His 2010 book Hellraiser is subtitled "The autobiography of the world's greatest drummer." Read more...

ROBIN WILLIAMS: Touching Tribute on Broadway


BREAKING! ROBIN WILLIAMS FOUND DEAD

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, found dead, the Marin County Sheriff's Office says; his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. (Courtesy AP)

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FAST FOOD NATION: The State of Fast Food Today

* Despite being the number one ranked fast food brand, McDonald’s is worried about Taco Bell's breakfast menu. Read more...

STEVIE NICKS: Deals Up the First Song Off New Album

Stevie Nicks has unveiled "The Dealer," the first song off her new album, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault, which comes out on October 7th. She has introduced the song with a lyric video. Read more...
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