Peter C. Cavanaugh - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Radio Personality
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
Segment three of Fish's two hour show on Flint's music scene is an explosion of energy coming like a blow torch out of California in the persona of the legendary Peter C. Cavanaugh, Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame radio deejay. Cavanaugh's ebullient personality filled the airwaves of the Flint area for two decades.  Like a ringmaster, he hosted wild and infamous concerts held at local sites like Atwood Stadium, Sherwood Forest and Mt. Holly.  Acts that he worked with read like a who's who of rock 'n roll royalty included The Who, Grand Funk Railroad, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Chuck Berry ..read more
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Dan "The Beast" Severn - World Champion Wrestler, UFC Hall of Fame
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
A product of Montrose, Michigan, Dan Severn was an absolute legend in the Flint area. Known as the “Baddest of The Bad Asses’ he stood as a man among boys in one of the toughest sports in the world. His amateur wrestling career started in high school and according to many was an "absolute machine" at 191.5 pounds. Dan won both sports' national championships in 1976 and was named the "Outstanding High School Wrestler in the entire United States". Before his 18th birthday, he was already ranked top six in the nation in the open division and placed in the Olympic trials. He was also a two-time N ..read more
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Pastor Michael Gatewood - Gotti, Gambino, and Coming to Jesus
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
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2M ago
Tredale Kennedy has been on “Fish and The Flint Chronicles” several times, and each time it’s a different topic. But in fairness, he’s never been on board to participate in a story quite like this one. It’s close to home too, because it involves a close friend, fellow North Ender, and Flint Central Indian Michael Gatewood. In fact Gatewood and Fish go back almost as far, from their early days as 12 and 13 year olds at Whittier Junior High (where Gatewood challenged Fish to a daily wrestling match in gym class). But there was a big interlude after high school when everyone went their separate w ..read more
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Kevin Conroy - Chairman of the Board and CEO of Exact Sciences
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
Growing up in Flint, Kevin Conroy was offered the opportunity to experience diversity on a scale most kids in America never get to know. That was all an elemental part of his early years at Civic Park Elementary, and exploring the neighborhoods of the city. Not only did he get the chance to participate in sports at a high level, he met kids from backgrounds as wide as the city limits and beyond. This exploration informed forays in to the competitive landscape of Flint in the late 1970’s. And that ultimately led him to compete in athletics with and against some of the city's very best in a var ..read more
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Norma Barbee Fairhurst of the Velvelettes Motown Girl Group
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
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2M ago
A real live Motown-to-Flint connection visits the studio! Flint's very own Norma Fairhurst, of the Velvelettes, dishes with Fish about Motown "in the day", Little Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Berry Gordy, and more, and how the Velvelettes got their start, and kept Motown in business early on. Norma went to both Flint Central and Southwestern, graduating from Southwestern. This is one of our earliest shows recorded at WFNT radio in Flint.  Fish is joined by co-host, Jim Hargrove, and a guy drilling on the roof.  Audio quality is a littl ..read more
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The Lady Sports Legends - Jo Lake, Sue Novara Reber, Pam Stockton Brady, Linnell Jones McKenney
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
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2M ago
It’s a truly epic day in the Aquarium!  Flint has produced so many incredible athletes in virtually every sport, and we’ve had a ton of them on “Fish and The Flint Chronicles” over the years. However, we rarely have more than one at a time, and only occasionally two. But today we have a truly special moment. We’ve brought four of the GOAT’s together for one show today. This is pure Flint sports history at its finest!   Jo Lake – Arguably the greatest ladies high school coach in Michigan high school history.  A genuine ground breaker, pre Title 9 pioneer, she led teams at both Fl ..read more
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Kim Crawford, Historian, Journalist, Author of "16th Michigan Infantry During the Civil War"
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
Kim Crawford discusses his book "The 16th Michigan Infantry", and it's a classic. Kim was here previously to talk about Jacob Smith, the first white settler and generally acknowledged founder of Flint, Michigan. Now, he moves us forward about 50 years to the American Civil War, and the role the 16th played. The story includes soldiers from around the state, but it all starts with Flintstone Colonel Thomas Stockton. It's a fascinating look at this incredibly historic unit, fighting a war whose outcome would shape the next century and a half. The characters in this drama represent some of the m ..read more
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Pete "Fat Cat" Flanders, Legendary DJ in the Great City of Flint, Michigan
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
Growing up on Indiana Avenue on Flint’s East Side, Pete Flanders couldn’t have known that he would one day be a key associate of the Godfather of Soul James Brown. But he was. He couldn’t possibly have known he would be on the vanguard of Rock and Roll, Pop, and R & B music. But he was. ​ He couldn’t have known that he would enter his name on to the Mt. Rushmore of Flint radio. But he most certainly did.   Pete’s time in radio included time at urban format WAMM in Flint, and an epic stint with WTAC when they were on the vanguard of the greatest rock and pop stations in the entire cou ..read more
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Taylor "Machine Gun" Duerr, Detroit Champion Boxer, World Title Contender, Heroin Addict
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
Taylor is a champion. Yet, he's no ordinary champion. Sure, he's a boxing national title holder, and he has his sights set on a WBC World Title, currently ranked 13th in the world. But his fight is a lot bigger than that. ​Taylor is a heroin addict. In fact, he's a already won the battle that few will ever win - he beat death. Not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times. Four times his heart has stopped beating from a heroin overdose. Four times he was clinically dead. Four times he was brought back to life. He has no fear in the ring, because as he puts it, he's "...already beaten death ..read more
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Ernie Gilbert, Emmy and Annie Award-Winning Animator
Fish & the Flint Chronicles
by Gary Fisher
2M ago
He’s back! The ultimate “Fish and The Flint Chronicles” guest, Ernie Gilbert is back for another swim in the Aquarium. This time he’s right here on the bricks of Saginaw Street doing the show with his signature hat and grin. Ern is in town as the star attraction for a huge gig he’s doing at Churchills in Downtown Flint, so it’s a big Flint week for him. For those who don’t know our favorite guest, he’s a true blue Flintstone, born and bred on the East Side of Flint. He attended Washington Elementary, Whittier Junior High, and Flint Central High School. All schools now abandoned, which makes E ..read more
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