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Thursday, July 2, 2015

DJ Terry Knight leads the Pack!

Musician and songwriter, Terry Knight started his career as DJ Terry Knapp as a teenager in Michigan in the early 60's. He used Knapp for a few years, then changed to Terry Knight - and even began working at CKLW in Windsor which is where he got the idea to start a band.

Here's an aircheck of Terry from WEAM in 1968

He was frustrated at having to fit into a particular radio format, and preferred a more freeform style. You gotta wonder if that's when he thought up How Much More

The Pack made some killer records! Check out Numbers!

Being in the Pack didn't stop Terry Knight from also being a DJ, he went on to work for WTRX, who apparently really liked his band!

Terry was also infamous for scoring a Capitol Records solo gig in the late 60's, sitting in on the Beatles White album sessions and writing his Paul is Dead song Saint Paul. He also put Grand Funk Railroad together with a few x-Pack members and a few ? & The Mysterians - hoping to manage and produce them. Everyone fired him.
Then he went on to start his own label in the early 70's but the drug scene won over.

In Nov. 2004 Terry Knight was stabbed to death by his daughters boyfriend as he tried to protect her from the assault.

Long live Terry Knight!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Canadian and American Freak Out..on The Fringe Factory tonight at 8!

Tonight the Fringe Factory pays homage to some Canadians and some Americans ... click here to listen to our free for all freakout at 8!

Instrumental 45 of the Week!

COMANCHE! (Alternate take)

Crayons to Perfume's Canadian Cuties for Canada Day! at 7pm

One little, two little, three - Canadians! We, love thee...and who doesn't love these girls! It's an hour of Canadian Cuties from the 60's on Crayons to Perfume! Tonight at 7pm

And here's one of the Cutest Canucks of 'em all! Jenny Rock!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Do The Do!!! The REAL NITTY GRITTY tonight at 7PM ET!

Your weekly Sunday night Boogaloo party! Right here:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

What's Happening?!?!

Tune in Tuesday, June 30th at 3 PM for the debut of What's Happening with Matt M!!!

Instrumental 45 of the Week!

SHAWNEE! (listen/download!)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Woggle Out! with Whig Out! at 8pm tonight

We've got Woggles and high energy garage, folk-rock, girls in 60's garage bands and so much more! Tonight on the Whig Out filling in for The Fringe Factory at 8.

Check us out at:

Be AwarE of the she-jay

"Chatty Hatty" Leeper on WGIV was Charlotte, NC's first African American female DJ. She began her broadcast career in 1948 and went on to produce records on her own label: AwarE Records. Read all about Hattie Leeper in her own words in Chatty Hatty The Legend: The First Black Female Radio Announcer in North Carolina (Leeper Publications, 2005).

Dutch Beat Girls with Linda Van Dyck on Crayons to Perfume! at 7

Beat girls, girl groups, female vocalists all from the Netherlands! ...the idea came from one of our listeners! I love your ideas for Crayons to Perfume! and Robb Kopp had a great one! So our klompen are off in salute to Robb and all the guys in the PLATENCLUB, Utrect's 45 RPM collectors club!

Check it out on Tune In Radio or go right to WFMU to check out today's show at 7, and the archive posted shortly afterwards!

You can also listen, message and see the playlist come to life by looking for the Ichiban Stream at's main page and clicking playlist and comments to join the chat room.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll

The Country Music Hall Of Fame has a Sam Phillips exhibit planned for August 28.


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