Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fine Tuning preview: 3/25/12

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I’ll be featuring an incredible new reissue on the Hip-O Select Label: Earl Van Dyke — The Motown Sound: The Complete Albums & More. Earl was the keyboardist in Motown’s legendary house band the Funk Brothers, and this new 2-CD set includes many rare & previously unreleased tracks. That astounding Motown sound is back!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fine Tuning preview: 3/18/12

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring the new Paul Weller album "Sonik Kicks," another fantastic effort from the former leader of the Jam.  We'll also preview this Monday's Levon Helm concert with tunes from the Band, Ollabelle & Bob Dylan.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Celebrating my 30th year in radio!

The Michigan Theater is presenting the Levon Helm Band in concert on Monday, March 19, and part of the festivities that night will be a celebration of my 30th year in radio!  Yes, it's hard for me to believe I've been doin' radio for that long, but it's true.  My first official broadcast happened on Feb. 27 of 1983, when I began co-hosting the Dimension program on WDET-FM in Detroit.  After starting off as a Sunday night volunteer host, I began working fulltime at 'DET in 1990, then became a Monday through Friday host in 1991.  I left WDET in late 2005, and since January of 2006 I've had the pleasure of hosting the morning drive program at Ann Arbor's 107one, WQKL-FM.  I'll be your emcee at the Levon Helm Band show on March 19, so please plan on joining me that evening and we'll party like it's...1983!  Tickets & information available at

Fine Tuning & Fine Movie preview

This Sunday at 4pm on Fine Tuning I'll be featuring "Break It Yourself," the fantastic new album by Andrew Bird, plus lots of music by singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.  "Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)" is up next in my film series at the Michigan Theater.  The screening is set for Monday, March 12 at 7pm. More details at