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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WGVU Morning Show with Eddie Rucker & WGVU Saturday Night Blues guests

A look back at some of the guests interviewed and topics discussed on The WGVU Morning Showing with Eddie Rucker and WGVU's Saturday Night Blues in the late 90s.

The WGVU Morning Show with Eddie Rucker

John Trudell (American Indian activist/actor/musician) In studio
Ted Nugent
Helen Thomas (White House corespondent)
David Osmond (son of Alan, nephew of Donny) In studio
Susannah Kenton (daughter of jazz great Stan Kenton) In studio
1998 USA Men's Volleyball Team--In studio
Ernie Harwell
Chester Eagleman, Sr.
Myrlie Evers-Williams (widow of slain MS civil rights activist Medgar Evers)
Davy Jones (The Monkees)
A former prostitute (Women's Issues segment) In studio
Rep. John Conyers
Rep. Pete Hoekstra--In studio
Edith Gilbert (Ask Edith wedding planning tips)
Deb Conrad (construction worker)
Attorney General Jennifer Granholm--In studio
Floyd Mayweather (pictured next to Eddie Rucker, second from left front) In studio
Todd duBoef (Top Rank Boxing, Las Vegas) In studio
Attorney/Former Candidate for Governor Geoffrey Fieger--In studio
Liz Mandeville (blues entertainer, Chicago)
Ben Vereen--In studio
Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles (MAB award-winning segment)
Butch Mudbone (American Indian blues musician, Memphis TN) In studio
G.R. Mayor John H. Logie--In studio
Jim O'Neil (publisher, The Paper)    
Former Vice President Dan Quayle
Debbie Allen (Fame)
Congressman Vern Ehlers--In studio
Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell
Gov. John Engler
Rob LaDew--In studio
David May (GRACE Racial Justice Institute)--In studio
Tim Giago (publisher of Indian Country Today newspaper, Rapid City SD)
Michigan Gender Equity lawsuit (Title IX)--In studio
Michigan Right To Die initiative (Proposal B)--In studio
Rev. Fred Phelps (virulent anti-abortion proponent, Wichita KS)
Dennis Banks (American Indian civil rights advocate) In studio: (pictured top right) with Kevin Richards of Skyview Traffic)

Saturday Night Blues

Robert Cray
Ross Bon (Mighty Blue Kings)
Derek Huston (The Iguanas)
Ken Saydak (in-studio performance)
Hank Mowery & Junior Valentine (in-studio performance)
Lynwood Slim (In studio)
Ben Vereen (impromptu vocal in-studio performance)
Charlie Baty (Little Charlie & the Nightcats)
Big Sandy of Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys
Corey Harris
Ray Condo & his Ricochets
Jimmie Stagger (in-studio performance)
Tad Robinson (In studio)
Mr. Downchild (in-studio performance)
Johnnie Bassett (In studio)
Roberta Bradley & John Gist (In studio)
Robert Ward (in-studio performance)
Gary Primich (In studio)
The Mighty Littlejohn Band w/ Billy Rider (in-studio performance)
Big Dave & the Ultra Sonics
Rich Lataille (Roomful of Blues)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

West Michigan Benefit for Haiti Relief at Intersection 1/28

On the heels of the pop music's mega-production telethon effort to raise money for the victims of Haiti's earthquake comes a similar heartfelt effort- grassroots this time around- when local musicians gather in the front room of the Intersection in Grand Rapids on Januaray 28 to raise money for the Red Cross effort in Haiti. The Donald Kinsey Band along with Jimmie Stagger (presumably solo) and other local musicians including Griff and Jon's Afterhours Experience - featuring Ray White (former guitarist with Frank Zappa) with Griff from the Verve Pipe (Botfly, Daddy Longlegs). Bluesman Stagger has answered the call for musical assistance once again and lends his time as he has done throughout his career for the positive work of groups like God's Kitchen, Hospice of Grand Rapids, and Crib Full of Blues among many others. If you've never seen Jimmie alone with just a National steel guitar then you've never seen his real forte in action. $20 VIP includes food at 5, music at 6; from 7-11 only $10.
Please see www.sectionlive.com for more details.