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Chris Renwick on WJR

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Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by Colonel Flagg » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:48 am

Chris Renwick has been a breath of fresh air on WJR, compared to the foul wind of Frank Beckmann, who's currently on vacation. There's actually intelligent discussion, knowledge of the subject at hand, and younger callers to the show. With Frank, callers are people over 75, or "Mr. Positive" from Shelby Township.

Frank should be worried, but with his massive ego, there's no chance of that.
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Re: Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by Ben Zonia » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:57 am

I wonder if he is related to Varn Renwick, who was in radio, and Bob Renwick, who had a house on Crystal Lake and a cottage he rented called "THISLDU". Both have passed away. When I was a kid, Bob told me the history of Crystal Lake (it used to be much larger) and his cottage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_L ... _Michigan)
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Re: Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by Colonel Flagg » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:00 am

Call and ask him. I'm pretty sure you're under 75.


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Re: Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by Ben Zonia » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:17 am

Couldn't find Varn's Obit, which was once online. Probably behind a paywall now. Seems like he died in Petoskey. Varn was his nickname, and I can't remember his actual first name.

Varn worked in the late 1970s and early 1980s at WTRX, and did weekends. He isn't on this piece of history from 1976. Can't remember if he ever worked at WJR.

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Re: Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by WOHO » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:29 am

what was the format at WTRX 1330 back in 1976 (when NightFlight 76 was airing on WJR)?



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Re: Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by Willie108 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:32 am

WTRX was pretty much an A/C Top 40 combo, without the hard rock. They were competing with WFDF.



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Re: Chris Renwick on WJR

Post by stopnswop2 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:24 am

Woah, I didn't even know he worked in radio, lmao.
I'm friends with his sister.


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