8.11.2011

STEVE KOSTAN: W4 ROCKED FM DETROIT RADIO!


This is so cool... Jack Ashton sent me these photos and gave me a lot of behind the scenes info of Detroit Rocks radio station WWWW FM... W4 was my personal favorite of all the Detroit Radio Stations of the 70's.. Here is a bit of history of W4 FM...

Steve Kostan Jack Ashton

Steve Kostan was a DJ at W4 and just recently he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame for broadcasting. Steve has been a fixture in Detroit radio forever and has been one of my personal favorites from the beginning..We are very happy for Steve... Kostan and Detroit Rock will be tied together in the history books...

W4 staff and DJ's

 Some of the staff from WWWW FM are from left to right... Jim Jefferson MD Jim McKean Karen Savelly Michael Benner and Jerry Lubin who I met at Flintstock last summer with the Madhatter...


What a great shot that captures the Detroit Rock back in the early 70's. Not sure who the guy on the far left is but we have a very young Mark McKuen from the CBS Early Show. Then we have Lynn Woodison, Steve Kostan, Doug Podell and not sure who the guy sitting on the floor is just yet.. I'll ask Steve and Doug they'll know.Doug says...Rick Waldecker was the man sitting down in the W4 Promo shot.

Jack with The Hello People

The Hello People ABC Records Party from left to right....Michael Benner, Jim Jefferson, PD Paul Sullivan, Dick Williams Regional Rep for ABC records, Steve Resnick National Promotion/LA ABC Records Jack Ashton Local (Detroit) Promotion/ABC records, other three guys are from the band Hello People.. Promotion party on a lake near Birmingham, Michigan

The Hello People Band were famous for recording Todd Rundgren's song "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference". Todd also produced the HP band. They wore stage makeup long before KISS.


2 comments:

Allan Goode said...

Love those old photos! Love all the survivors! Rock on!

hugo flores said...

truly enjoyed w4 in the 70s that sunday morning oldies thing, doug would play stop stop stop by the hollies and roll into free four by the floyd and go to summer in the city and do the outsiders time wont let me head into a short break come back with the first edition what condition my condition was in.........................oh hell i was 15 and radio was king

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