January 13, 2018

Keith Jackson Gone at Age 89

“Whoa Nelly who wants it…who’s number one?…Hello everybody I’m Keith Jackson along with Bob Griese and welcome to the “Big House” in a cold, damp and sleeting Ann Arbor Michigan.”

So sad to hear about the passing of Keith Jackson today.  I don’t believe there will ever be another like him.  I had the rare chance to chat with Keith Jackson in 1997. Please, have a listen.  RIP Keith Jackson.

©Ken Calvert

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January 10, 2018

Happy Birthday Pat Benatar! Shh… She’s 65

Pat Benatar is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Her friendly, humble and endearing personality is only outdone by her incredible voice.  Check out this interview we did twenty years ago. Enjoy!

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December 24, 2017

What is New Wave or Punk Music? Circa 1980

Andy Summers-Ken Calvert-Stewart Copeland 1981

I think I’ve shared the fact that I have come upon a treasure trove of old recordings. Some are too damaged to restore, and I can’t tell you how sad that makes me. I’ve become obsessed with downloading and restoring old cassettes and DATs. I came across this blast from the past. In 1980 I was asked by my Program Director to do a special on “New Wave” or as most of us called it “Punk Rock.” Luckily, this cassette containing my one-hour special from 1980 was decent enough to share. Imagine that there was a time when the Police were considered “New Wave.” Have a listen and give me your thoughts. Enjoy! ©Ken Calvert (Follow me on twitter @calvertwcsx)

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December 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Ron White!

Ron White is 61 today. Happy Birthday to Tater Salad!

There are certain comedians that own me once they hit the stage.  Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan, Bill Burr, the late Rich Jeni, Chris Rock and others I’m forgetting right now. But, Ron White is a member of that club.

Ron White will be in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday February 24th at 7 and 10 PM with tickets still available @ Ticketmaster.com

The last time I caught up with Ron White was in 2012 when he released “A Little Unprofessional” on-line. Ron’s a wonderful guy. Have a listen!  You can follow me on Twitter @calvertwcsx

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. Twitter @Ron_White

©Ken Calvert

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December 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Paul Rodgers

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Paul Rodgers is arguably one of the nicest guys I know.  Paul is 68 today (12-17-2017).  I found this interview from 2010 and I hope you’ll give it a listen.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

©Ken Calvert 2017

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