May 18th, 2022
Welcome to the only Detroit sports show not bought and paid off by any team, so they can tell you "like it is". Today we have our Special Event Director Sue Martin (you get to hear her talk baseball!) and the DSA 5th Beatle Paul Jurek as our guests today filling in for our Sport Director Mark Milicic who is drinking with Maple Leaf fans. Topics talked about today include: those Leafs-hey #67- and who do they sign next year, that stupid NHL playoff format, Tiger long term cash, who is that better hitter on the Tigers, who is that Tiger all star this year, who is that mystery Tiger pitcher, Boyd no, Sue says Miggy is going to hit, AJ goes when?, remembering Todd Jones, Sue on the shift and the DH (yikes!), enter Paul, Clash Wrestling (we had fun), USFL and will they make it through this season, NBA Suns and out, Todd Jones II, Paulie Blue Skys, Paul talks Tigers who cannot hit, Detroit or Cincy, see ya Lions draft, those Fords (zzzz), Tigers magic number, remember the Tiger rookie that could start right away and oops, Jax and go, no Detroit juice, no Detroit owner gets hurt if you don't go and so much more!
May 18th, 2022
We were invited to see this cozy car show a few years ago and told the promoter for the event to remind us when the next one will be scheduled. Reminded we were and today our guest is David Line who is the show-runner for the 4th Annual Memorial Baptist Car Show in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Topics discussed today include: the history of this event, watch those burnouts, rain or shine event, how to enter your car, the different classes, bring that tractor, free hot dogs at noon (say what!), people voting on class winners, looking for them 50 cars, naming the crew, talking to other churches about this event and so much more. Cool small town car show vibe in a big city. If you are in the area...
May 10th, 2022
Our season begins in a few short weeks, so we decided to bring members of staff to go see some real heavy duty wrassling to have a fun night out. We are going to "Clash to the Future" this Saturday and invited the promoter of Clash Wrestling Jeremy Jones and the voice of Clash Wrestling "The Professor" Matthew Priest to be on with us. On today's show, topics include: how Clash Wrestling started, show sequencing, giving new wrestlers more exposure, the state of Wrestling in Michigan, behind the scenes at wrestling, how to get the talent, how indy rock bands and wrestling are similar, how hot is Detroit for the indy wrestling scene, who to cheer and boo in Clash Wrestling, Allen Park, Paul from our Detroit Sports Authorities says a Woman's Match is a must! (you want to keep on Paul's good side), Hollywood Wrestling, how to get tickets, why we don't like WWE, why you want to see indy wrestling, why it is better to see wrestling at the Allen Park Civic Arena , meeting your favorite Clash Wrestler, how fans should react (make it loud), where to buy the swag and tickets, the epilogue and so much more.
May 5th, 2022
CKiW iRADIO 76 has been following the Milan Dragway story for a long time now. It's a story that should be a mini-series and it would be a blockbuster. We like the owners of Milan and we make sure to have them on whenever we can so we can provide to you all kinds of facts about Milan Dragway right from the source. It's the CK way. Our guests today are the hard working Perry and Pam Merlo from the Milan Dragway (Harry was gettin' them sponsors). Topics talked about the show today include: what is new at Milan, the new staging lanes, the new burnout box, talking about the track surface, what is the opening date and is it doable, Detroit Dragway Reunion, new Christmas tree, getting the timing system updated, Pam and that pushing work schedule, how much that Perry and Pam had to learn on the job, folks helping out-Tim, Mark, Les, Chip, Chuck, Bill, J.R., Ron, Dennis, London Township, how Dirty Harry's Performance Shop came together and what it will be, concessions and how that is progressing, water systems at Milan, the deep schedule, how late in the year they may be racing at Milan, VIP building, new sponsors signs, will there be a pre-opening, a 1963 newspaper article and who will be running the first official race at Milan this year, Pam Merlo joins in with us, Harold and that schedule, Autorama, talking about other drag strips, the goodwill towards Milan Dragway from the racers and fans, keeping Perry awake, when will Milan be satisfied and when will they are done, improving the pits, the playground is on site, Chris Baxter, drag racing and entertainment, band playing at Milan, Bike Night(s) and what that includes, NHRA, lane sponsors, racing Wednesday to Sunday, track rental, new employees, what Pam didn't see coming, being transparent, receiving great support, getting the keys December 20th and January 3rd, the goal date, the Merlo's previous involvement with drag racing, the drag racing community, the announcement of who is going to be the FIRST to lay rubber on the burnout box, no name change to the track, the return of Friday nights, Nostalgia Nats, Team Z, a bit of that court case in Monroe, the epilogue and so much more!
May 5th, 2022
Welcome to the Detroit sports show not bought and paid for so they can tell you like it is! On the show today, the guys talk about: yay Blash is gone, those doggone Leafs, see ya Babcack, names for the new coach for the Wings, swindle Holland please, Bert for a blue liner, Wings rookies, Tigers in LA, yes Beau, $77 mil for what, Miggy's bat speed, go Tork, Tigers in the field, 2b in need, no stupid mock flipping NFL draft, Lions picks and who cares, looking at them Steelers, Ov or not, look out Reds and so much more!
April 27th, 2022
We covered his group at the Nostalgia Nationals at Milan Dragway a bit back and we had so much fun with them, we wanted to get him booked on our show. Our guest tonight is Rich Berlisk- President of the Nostalgia Super Stock Inc.. Topics covered on the show today include: that weather in WI, tracks in WI, the history for NSS, where are those female drivers, 33 years of being a club, where they are going to appear this year, 45 cars in the club, family traveling with the club, split racing, heads-up match racing, watch that red light, nostalgia racing being hot, Steve Timoszyk, hero cards, bring in all generations of fans, all of the different cars in the group, amount of high tech electronics in the car, running on gas, how NSS puts on a wild show for the fans, 7 real Hemis, how heavy these cars can be, members from all walks of life, driving those stick shift cars, AMX, dad and son running '59s, how the pairing are made, what NSS want to satisfy, how to get fans back in the stands, NSS entertains, good nature ribbing those other car makers, how Rich got to buy his first Mopar, how he got back into drag racing, their sponsors,what you have to do get into the NSS and so much more. We will be re-booking Mr. Berlisk, guaranteed...
April 27th, 2022
We have tonight one of our favorite returning guests, Dallas Brown who is the President of the American Hot Rod Association. Topics discussed on tonight's show include: How 2022 is going for the AHRA, how to get some fine AHRA swag, how to buy stock in AHRA, EV racing in AHRA, NEDRA, a Slant 6 race, Inliner Nationals, outside of the box thinking for AHRA races, getting fun back into drag racing, No-Name Nationals, mini-bike racing, Humboldt County Dragway, selling tracks for warehousing, noise problems, AHRA and sportsman racing, not relating to the cars today, where is all of the sponsorship, nostalgia funny cars, getting the fans back in the stands, performance based payouts, the Tall Corn Open and so much more!
April 16th, 2022
Grab a ginger ale and pull up a chair as two of our all time favorite guests Chip Greene and Chuck Raymo from the Geriatric Race Team is back with us and we could not be happier. These two shining examples for good will ambassadors for drag racing talked about topics including: a soft opening at Milan proposal, looking through the gate at Milan on a Sunday, the Pro/Speed Shop at Milan, concrete pouring, Perry and Pam, the concession building opening, the mysterious Mark and the Pro/Speed Shop proposal, NHRA chassis cert at Milan, Geriatric Race Team sponsoring at Milan, Chip and Chuck's cars, other tracks in Michigan, Big 3 test and tune, NHRA, food pricing, Detroit Beach Pizza, why Indy?, everything Geriatric Race Team for 2022, Drag Race Legends, where is that brake pedal, Rob's new car, going to Dragway 42 perhaps and so much more. Absolutely two of our favorite guests and they have an open invitation to come back with us at anytime.
April 16th, 2022
It only takes a minute to recognize that voice of the Sloan Onondaga Dragway and that overall upbeat personality that is Clyde Newsome. Making his fourth appearance on the "5:15", Mr. Newsome talks about: getting his new shop "Clyde's Rides" on line, new media blasting equipment, "soda blasting" and what that is, kitchen cabinet stripping, glass etching, doing some announcing at the Sloan Onondaga Dragway this year, reports on working on the dragway, Sloan Onondaga schedule, CKiW iRADIO broadcasting at the Great Lake Gasser event from the Sloan Onondaga dragway, PRI, his view about customer service and so much more!
April 8th, 2022
Straight talking, entertaining and absolutely holds nothing back, Bill Jennings, owner of the Lapeer International Dragway is one our our favorite guests and he is back with us today. Topics in our podcast today include: BOMBSHELL- next year, the lanes to be widen to accommodate much faster classes, new bleachers built, new stairs, built 4 foot ramps to work on cars on during the race day, talking about when the scales will be coming to LID, moving the walls, legal disclaimer, legal overview and updates, the backstory of the lawsuit against LID, Bill's almost Mountain in Tennessee that could of been, concerts and weddings in the future at LID, first week of June comes the trial, the "LID Multi-Entertainment Center", don't push the Bill, chassis cert, the schedule so far, top fuel dragsters , fastest city in Michigan event, where is that stage for the concerts going, painting the containers, the LID Halloween Classic, the hours of operation after the injunction is lifted, free LADIES NIGHT and so much more!