101 WRIF FM 101.1 Detroit – Goodbye Drew and Mike

I have been a loyal WRIF listener for nearly 40 years, going back to the days of JJ and the Morning Crew, George Swell, and Richard T. Bruiser.  I remember vividly how proud I was to be a member of Detroit Rockers Engaged in the Abolition of Disco and I still have my DREAD Gold Card
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Old Glory Returns to Detroit’s Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building

Tomorrow, for the first time in over 50 years, Old Glory returns to Detroit’s Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building. On Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., a special ceremony will take place as the United States Flag is once again raised over the GAR Building at 1942 Grand River Avenue. An exciting
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150 Years Ago Today, the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Marched Out of Detroit and Into History

150 years ago today, my Great Great Grandfather Abner Delos Austin, as a newly-enlisted 16-year-old private in the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, marched out of Detroit and into history. At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 1862, to the cheers of thousands of onlookers, he and his regiment marched out of Camp Barns (located at
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Detroit’s Newly Purchased Grand Army of the Republic Hall – GAR Building to Be Renovated

One of Detroit’s most notable Civil War landmarks, the historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall at Cass and Grand River, is soon to receive a new lease on life thanks to a plan from a Detroit media firm. It took nearly six years, but downtown Detroit’s castle-like building originally used by Union Civil War
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2011 Super Bowl XLV: Eminem and Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” Commercial

I admit it, I don’t really watch the Super Bowl for the football. My interest revolves mainly around the preshow and half-time entertainment … and the commercials. So, football aside, here is my take on the game: Eminem and Chrysler’s “Imported From Detroit” commercial wins the “Best Super Bowl Ad Award” hands down. We born
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At “Times Like These”, You Can’t Help But be Proud to be a Native Michigander!

My ancestors were among the early 19th century settlers who helped to make the City of Detroit great.  Five generations of my family have lived, worked, and died here.  So I know first-hand that when the going gets tough, Michiganders just get tougher.  With the grit and tenacity of its people, the City of Detroit
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Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne Needs Your Vote to Receive a National Trust for Historic Places Grant

Historic Fort Wayne Coalition Vice-Chairman Bob Hovansian has entered Historic Fort Wayne into a National Trust for Historic Places Grant Community Challenge worth $25,000. The money is being petitioned for the rehabilitation of the 1905 Post Headquarters building. Through Mr. Hovansian’s tireless efforts, the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition has made it past three phases of
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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building in Detroit, Michigan

After trekking to downtown Detroit today for my initiation into the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), Jason and I headed over to the intersection of Cass and Adams to photograph the old Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building, one of the oldest buildings in Detroit, located at 1942 West Grand
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