WWCK-FM has disappeared from almost all of Doug Podell's online biographies. I've noticed that with a lot of people who have lived in or worked in Flint. I guess that not living or not having work experience in Flint is better than living or working in Flint. I guess that's why some people stand up and tell them they're from Grand Blanc.There was a huge controversy late last year when Doug Podell's daughter said a bad word on Channel 4, while covering an early morning downtown fire in Lapeer. Always assume that the microphone is on.
From Mt. Morris to Grand Blanc, there ain't no place that can rank. Film to be shown in Grand Blanc January 21, 2014 at the McFarlan Library.http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2014/01/flints_best_rock_to_screen_for.html
I wouldn't make to much of Doug Podell's online resume as prove of anything regarding the state of Flint, I'm sure Doug is fully aware of the major contributions Flint has made in regards to Rock n' Roll and radio, not to mention ground breaking literature and cinema. After all, Flint is where Mr. Podell got his start.
Flint has made major contributions to the development and promotion of Rock n' Roll and radio, not too mention ground breaking efforts in both cinema and literature. I could easily point anyone to a number of such points of fact. As for Doug Podell, Flint is where he got his start!
Great short film Jim, very well done! That brought back a lot of good memories. What a great station and talented bunch.
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.