He revs up the drive home with his "Gimme 5" theme game (5 songs in a row with one theme) and never lets off the gas including an hour of uninterrupted drive songs at 5pm. "Stayin' Alive," for example, got many spins on WRIF in 1977-78. Hugging Cows? Stickers have also been made for non-concert events such as the Drew and Mike radio show, Harleyfest, legendary WRIF alum Arthur Penhallow and his famous saying "Baby! The show is also known for lampooning NBC's longest running show, Meet the Press with Meet the Bruiser. Hear the audio that matters most to you. Click here to learn more about Nielsen and your choices. In 1954 Hank Ballard& the Midnighters crossed over from the R&B charts to the pop charts with "Work With Me, Annie." When she's not DJing, she is busy honing her skills as a professional chef. In the early 1990s, the FCC began to permit one entity to own two stations on the same band in the same market for the first time. Coronavirus Has Caused Divorce Rates To Spike In The U.S. U.S. Government Tells States To Prepare For Coronavirus Vaccine November 1. ©2020 Triton Digital. Other nominees included WIYY in Baltimore, WAAF in Boston, KBPI in Denver, WMMR in Philadelphia, and KISW in Seattle. Windsor Listen to live radio! Watkins Late Night Entertainment Everything from cash to concert tickets, from tropical vacations to exclusive experiences – 94.7 WCSX has it all! 519-792-5000, Office/Sales Number WRIF was not a pure rocker in its early years - you could hear such artists as KC & The Sunshine Band and the Bee Gees alongside Alice Cooper, Traffic, and the Allman Brothers. At that time, the station was spun off to Silver Star Communications. Never having worked with a partner before, Nipote was teamed up with then-midday host Ken Calvert. Many are unique to that event. Among other changes, a new rocker was installed on 98.7 FM, WLLZ "Detroits Wheels", and it proved so popular that it took out two other Detroit rock stations. WRIF stickers are given out at many of the station's sponsored events. Listen to radio stations from Detroit MI, from a wide variety of genres like Hip Hop, Jazz, News, RnB and Talk. [8], In 2007, the station was named Active Rock station of the year in a top 25 market award by Radio & Records magazine. The next year, WRIF was sold to Great American Broadcasting (the former Taft Television and Radio, Inc.). In September 2007, Drew Lane left WRIF for an indefinite length of time to take care of his girlfriend who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.