With Tony Hawk's continued love for the City of Detroit, he's now overseeing a venture into a new Skate Park that will live at the corner of Farmer and Monroe, right near Campus Martius.Read More
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
It's not breaking news to know that 105.1 The Bounce has been a big hit since it's birth last year onto the airwaves. With one of the biggest, successful launches in radio history, The Bounce continues to reign with strong numbers, and loyalty abounds in the city of Detroit.
Though we know that the format of Throwback Hip-Hop is a solid platform for Detroiters, and even plays to Millenials with its date range, the other main appeal of the program is the radio personalities that have returned to Detroit radio, courtesy of 105.1.
BIGG (veteran personality, formerly Big Boy) snagged his opening act on the morning show, with co-host Shay Shay just a few months back, and now they are adding to the lineup with another Detroit vet, Foolish.
“It’s our honor to add one of Detroit’s brightest stars to the line-up of Bounce Ambassadors and welcome Foolish into the studio every morning, alongside Bigg, Shay Shay and the rest of the cast of the all new Bigg and Foolish in the Morning,” said 105.1 The Bounce Program Director Al Payne.
What is also great, is the fact that even BIGG is excited about Foolish's induction. “I'm a big fan of his personally, and I know Detroit loves him as well. This is going to make coming to work even more fun, which I didn't think was even possible! Watch out Detroit, BiGG and Foolish in the Morning is now a thing!” says BIGG.
The new schedule for your listening pleasure is as follows:
BIGG & Foolish in the Morning with Shay Shay Mon – Fri 6am – 8am
Suga Rae and DJ Jinx, Hosting “Suga’s BOUNCE HOUSE” Mon-Sat 10am-3pm
Gello & Joanna, Hosting “The GELLO show” Mon-Sat 3pm-7pm
DJ Dinero, Hosting “Set It Off Radio” Mon – Sat 7pm - mid
DJ Ryan Richards, “Mr. Throwback” Saturdays & Sundays
Reggie Reg, “Bouncin’ for the City” Sundays 10am-3pm
What a bummer, I used to love passing the storefront of the Detroit Henry The Hatter location while walking Downtown. This is the latest of Hometown favorites having to close their doors.
According to The Detroit News, the store's owner Paul Wasserman said this in a statement:
“Over the past 124 years, as trends, culture and the economy evolved, we did too. I’m sad to see this era end but it was a business decision I did not make... I encourage everyone, from those who visited the store when they were young to first time shoppers, to visit us at Henry the Hatter and help us say goodbye to a part of Detroit history.”
The shop, located on Broadway was founded in 1893, and it is the oldest retailer for hats in the United States, according to The Detroit News article. They do happen to have a location in Southfield, which will stay open thankfully, but the fact that the Detroit Storefront is closing is a sad one, indeed, considering it's been open on Broadway Street since 1952.
The store's last day of business in Detroit will be on August 5.
For those of you who have skated or biked at Wigle Recreation Center, AKA "The Wig," or have used it as a backdrop for a photography session, listen up! The Wig is in trouble, and we need your help!Read More
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
According to Click On Detroit, the bar will be called "Ready Player One: Bar and Arcade."
They will be set up in the Globe Building on Fort Street in Greektown, according to Click On Detroit.
They already have their Facebook Page up and running, and there will be free plays for eaters and drinkers based on the food they buy. You can also just play the games by getting tokens.
Keep track of their announcements on their Facebook page here. The bar is set to open at the end of April.
Plymouth Townships Detroit House Of Corrections has begun major demolition work. Though the site has been occupied for the last few months, the jail has now removed bars, buildings have been taken down, and the main building has equipment standing by.Read More
National Pizza Day is a must celebration when it comes to foodies. And though, sure, we've got all the local chains here - there are a few less known spots, and a few Detroit traditions that need to be recognized in the name of pizza. So we figured, why not highlight a few in case you're jonesin' for some cheesy pies?Read More