WSGW Morning Team Show: April 19, 2019 (Friday)

It’s the Good Friday WSGW Morning Team Show with Charlie and Dave and Pat and YOU…..

 

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After the 6:30 news, Charlie and Dave and Pat celebrated a Saginaw Spirit Game One Win in the Western Conference Finals, including Charlie wondering about a goal review situation that was a huge moment in the game (runs 7:12)…..

 

 

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After the 7:30 news, Charlie and Dave and Pat had observations regarding the release of the Mueller report (runs 6:53)…..

 

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Red Wings to Announce Steve Yzerman as New General Manager

 

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Weekend Events and Activities (runs 6:45)…..

 

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Motown Celebrates 60 Years This Sunday on CBS from 8-10pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Motown Records founder Berry Gordy says he wanted to create “a legacy of love” and his dream has come true.   During the “Motown 60:  A Grammy Celebration” TV special, Gordy thanks fans, their parents and their grandparents — but not their great-grandparents because that would make him much older than he wants to be.   The special features musicians like John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Ne-Yo, Fantasia and Ciara performing Motown hits.   It also features some of the musicians who made them hits, like Diana Ross, Martha Reeves and Stevie Wonder.

Thelma Houston was intimidated by Motown artists because they were so good when they were so young.   Houston says she remembers hearing Motown songs on the radio when a lot of those acts were 17 and 18 years old.   She says she thought she had no career because she had not even started by then.   Houston turned it around, though, and eventually was signed to Motown.   She will be featured during the TV special.

 

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The Kate Smith controversy…  or no controversy…..

NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.

The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.”   The song originated in the
1931 Broadway revue “George White’s Scandals,” and was considered satire.   It was recorded by Smith and also by Paul Robeson, who was black.

The team said in a statement: “The Yankees have been made aware of a recording that had been previously unknown to us and decided to immediately and carefully review this new information. The Yankees take social, racial and cultural insensitivities very seriously.   And while no final conclusions have been made,
we are erring on the side of sensitivity.”

Smith died in 1986.   The Yankees have used her recording of “God Bless America” and sometimes live singers during the seventh inning since the 2001 terrorist
attacks.

 

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Wake Up Song of the Day:   Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy“.   It’s the Friday Flashback Song!  We “Flash Back” in 10-20-30-40-50 year increments to find Number One Songs at this time that are still remembered today, along with the artists and groups that perform.  Or, Number One Songs that are long forgotten, along with the artists and groups that perform.  On this date, Fine Young Cannibals were Number One for 1 week, 30 years ago in 1989.

 

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