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WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977

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WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977

Post by CircleWXYZ » Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:07 pm

Ch 4 was a mess in the late 1970s, just before it became WDIV (became WDIV in July, 1978). I can see why Post Newsweek rebuilt the station from scratch starting in 1979.

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Re: WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977

Post by Milk » Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:03 pm

Gotta love Sonny Eliot, though!

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Re: WWJ 4 (now WDIV) from 1950 and 1977

Post by SolarMax » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:05 pm

During the latter years under ownership of the Detroit News, the the grim and dour Don DeGroot was the "face" of the station, delivering editorials that echoed the conservative line of its companion newspaper. Providing a similar point of view was commentary by the hawkish retired Brig. General S.L.A. "Slam" Marshall.

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