Motor City Gold – Detroit-Area Radio, Circa 1971, Part 2

In October of 2004, in our second year on the web, we posted a series of aircheck tapes entitled “Old Gold”. The series was called that based upon one of the Oldies formats at one of the Detroit area stations. There were 12 actual tapes in the series, but for some odd reason we only posted six. And we had consolidated four of what we though were only 10 tapes into the six that we posted.

Recently, I came across two envelopes containing two more of these Detroit area scopes. The tapes are old, dusty and the oxide is worn off much of the tape surface. But they do play, and we’re now going to present these final two Gold tapes in a four part series that we’d like to call, “Motor City Gold

You’ll hear plenty of banter, bits of news, commercials and lots of jingles. Some jocks you know, like Ted “Teddy Bear” Richards. Others may be unfamiliar. But while the audio quality is less than stellar, this is guaranteed to be entertaining.

This segment includes the following stations, in no particular order:

And more…

And now, here’s Part 2:

Steve West

Heard on great radio stations like WGKX "Kix 106" and WMC-FM Memphis, online at (and once upon a time at, loosely contributed to some yearly countdowns at, and most importantly, Webmaster of this great Radio Historical site, Airchexx.comLook for me on the Ham bands. Perhaps one day you'll have a QSO with K1FRC. Happy DX and Happy Listening!

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1 Response

  1. Mark in Auburn, New York says:

    Several songs I’m hearing on this suggest that the period is actually early 1973.

    Wow; a little college radio here(WCBN-FM) and they dare do a spoof of CKLW’s 20/20 news.

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