In the late 1970s, a series of protests of radio stations by Detroit bands and supporters of the local music scene took place at two of the biggest rock stations in the city – WWWW and WABX.
The protestors were coordinated in part by Gary Reichel, lead singer of Cinecyde, who had long been upset by the state of Detroit radio. This feeling about the lack of new music and, espeically, local music was evident in the first 7 inch single Reichel’s band released in early 1977 titled “Gutless Radio”.
Below are photos from several of the protests.
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I remember this well, I didn’t attend because I didn’t here about it until they were over. And I only lived a short distance from WABX studios at the time. and right down the street from WRIF in Oak Park. Went right out and bought Gary’s record at Harmony House in Hazel Park, right near where I worked in Ferndale. Those were the days.
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