Thursday, March 18, 2010

Flint Artifacts: Key To Life Crusade

1 comment:

  1. If the younger Flint expats can handle a trip waaay back to the 50s...I played 78 rpm records by J. Stratton Shufelt and Les Barnett at WMRP, the Methodist Radio Parish. The station was first in a basement on Mary Street, then built a studio addition onto the transmitter building on Lapeer Road just off of Dort Highway. Ownership, call letters and formats have changed many times and FM was added sometime after I left in '55. I don't know what station operates from that building now. I wonder if anybody knows what happened to the WMRP Steinway Grand piano and Hammond Organ that were in that building.

    Clif Martin

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Thanks for commenting. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at www.teardownbook.com.