Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Passing of the Guard

I read today on Dick Purtan's blog of the passing of Jac LeGoff, former Detroit newscaster. I have very fond memories of Detroit broadcasting having grown up in the western 'burbs of Detroit. The news became a real focus for me at the age of 15 during the 1967 Detroit riots (do the math). It's funny, but people didn't flip through stations like they do now - probably due to the lack of remote controls. Mostly my folks watched channels 2 and 7 though, so I do remember Jac LeGoff.

And thanks to Mr. Purtan, I hear also that Jerry Hodak is retiring. Wow, I can't believe he's been on air for 45 years. Weather people come and go but Jerry Hodak has been a constant on Detroit television. Best wishes, Mr. Hodak.

Our yearly birthday visit to our younger daughter up in Michigan was great. It's always great to spend time with our youngest, some of my siblings and DH's cousins. What was really weird though was not being able to tune to WOMC and hear Dick Purtan and Purtan's People. I grew up with favorite radio stations, starting with WKNR, CKLW (ok, so this was in Windsor), WXYZ, and WOMC among others. I doubt that teens nowadays even listen to as much radio as I did throughout my life. They don't know what they are missing.

Copyright 2010, ACK, for Generational

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