December 9, 2013
Filed under News and Events
Greater Media Detroit announces longtime radio on air personality Ken Calvert will be officially retiring as the Co-Host of the WCSX-FM Morning Show in the Motor City. His last official day on the morning show will be Friday, December 20, 2013.
Calvert, often referred to as “K.C. the “Casual One,” joined the station back in 2000. He most recently has been serving as the official co-host of the WCSX Morning Show with K.C. & Trudi with co-host Trudi Daniels.
The radio veteran will continue to host an on-air weekend shift and write KC’s Korner web blog featured on wcsx.com, complete with podcasts and interviews featuring retrospective highlights of Detroit’s glorious past.
“Ken is a legend in the Detroit market and though he’ll no longer drive our morning show, he’ll still be taking advantage of the free coffee in our building,” said WCSX-FM Program Director Jerry JT Tarrants. “I can’t be happier that he’ll stay on the WCSX team in several different roles and capacities to help us continue to grow and strengthen the WCSX brand.”
“It has been a privilege to have Ken Calvert in the Greater Media Detroit family,” said Market Manager Steve Chessare. “We are so grateful for his many contributions over the years on the station and wish him the very best as he begins the next chapter in his life.”
“This has been a dream job with a dream company,” said Calvert. “Steve Chessare and JT (Jerry Tarrants) have been wonderful in this transition. I look forward to remaining a part of the Greater Media Detroit family. It allows me to stay on-air on a limited basis and have a larger part on our growing digital platform with blogs and a regular podcast.”
The official final send-off week for Calvert as co-host of the WCSX-FM Morning Show will include recollections and a retro look at his storied career in Detroit radio, including favorite moment and congratulatory calls from Listeners, celebrities & local dignitaries.
He began his radio career in Detroit back in 1973 and worked at a variety of Motor city radio stations prior to joining WCSX-FM in 2000, including WWWW-FM, WABX-FM, WRIF-FM, WLLZ-FM, and WJR-AM. In addition, Calvert served as the official public address announcer for the two-time World Champion Detroit Pistons for 16 years.
November 21, 2013
Filed under News and Events
As thousands of Michiganders take part in Michigan’s long hunting tradition, 94.7 WCSX, Detroit’s Classic Rock Station, announces the release of a new game app to entertain hunters during their downtime. “WCSX Deer Hunter” is a free game app that is now available for download in the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
Presented in part by Carhartt and Real Tree Xtra Camo, “WCSX Deer Hunter” challenges players to test their hunting skills to bag as many bucks as possible through three levels of play. Speed and precision are key to scoring points in this game. Other game features include the ability to shoot from a standing or kneeling position, choice of three different firearms, the option to post scores to Facebook and Twitter and an easy way to access the WCSX app and online stream so they can listen to their favorite Classic Rock station even when they’re away from home.
“Hunting is a part of Michigan’s heritage and we wanted to give our listeners who hunt a free, fun game to play while at deer camp,” said 94.7 WCSX Program Director Jerry Tarrants. “We’re also excited to give players a chance to see how their scores stack up against the WCSX personalities. WCSX is already working on several new game ideas based on activities our listeners have told us they enjoy. Stay tuned!”