Beasley Media Group’s 101 WRIF will celebrate the station’s 50th Anniversary this Sunday, February 14, 2021.
This year-long celebration will kick off this Friday, February 12, with “The Riff’s Legends Weekend”. Friday begins with WRIF’s top rated morning show, Dave & Chuck The Freak, hosting a special broadcast highlighting their favorite moments from 7 years at WRIF. Throughout the day, WRIF will air vignettes paying tribute to legacy RIF personalities including “Big Daddy” Arthur Penhallow, Ken Calvert, Karen Savelly, Steve Kostan, and many more.
Detroit native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper commented, “You can’t really talk about Detroit music without talking about RIF. Detroit was easily the hard rock capital of the United States and WRIF supported all those bands. I’ve dropped their name in a couple of songs over the years because it was so Detroit and everyone know what that means.”
WRIF will host special in-studio guests joining current RIF jocks Jade Springart and Meltdown. The following “Legends” are scheduled to be in studio:
- 1pm Hour: Jim Johnson and George Baier from JJ and The Morning Crew with Jade Springart
- 2pm Hour: Ken Calvert and Karen Savelly with Jade Springart
- 4pm Hour: Steve Kostan with Meltdown
At 7pm on Friday, WRIF will air the “Best Of Drew & Mike”, highlighting classic moments from the duo’s 22 years on the air in mornings on the station.
Throughout the weekend, WRIF will continue to feature on-air tributes to station personalities and playing music from five decades of rock ‘n roll. The station will also have several celebrity guest DJs, including members from Shinedown, Halestorm, Seether, I Prevail, and more!