The WKUF Website and Webstream Are Back!

Yes indeed, are website and primary webstream are back! If you are outside the WKUF 94.3 FM listening area, you can check us out via our webstream in the "Listen Live" box located in our site's left sidebar, TuneIn or our Android app. Thanks for your patience while we were down.

Dennis Edwards, 1943-2018

On Feb 1st, former Temptation Dennis Edwards died at the age of 74 (one day before his birthday). He replaced David Ruffin in The Temptations during the summer of 1968 and was a member off and on until 1989. Because David Ruffin was one of the all-time great frontmen and The Temptations were one of the biggest acts in music at the time, replacing David must have been a daunting task for Dennis. However, he withstood the pressure and did a commendable job. While Tempts producer Norman Whitfield already had plans to take them in a psychedelic soul direction before Dennis became a member, his gospel-inflected singing style was a perfect match for the group's stylistic switch. By singing lead/co-lead on such Tempts classics as "Cloud Nine", "I Can't Get Next to You", "Psychedelic Shack", "Ball of Confusion", and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone", Dennis helped keep the group at the top of the pop and R&B charts. In addition to the massive success Dennis had with The Tempts, he was previously a member of The Contours and also charted as a solo artist. His biggest solo hit (which also featured Siedah Garrett) was 1984's "Don't Look Any Further" (#2 R&B, #72 pop), which has one of the baddest bass lines ever!

This weekend (Sat Feb 10th and Sun Feb 11th), WKUF pays tribute to Dennis Edwards with a 2-hour block of songs from various parts of his career. The block will air both days from 3 pm to 5 pm EST. You can listen by accessing our webstream located in the left sidebar of our website, via TuneIn or by using our free Android app. If you're in the Flint area, you can tune your radio to 94.3 FM.

WKUF Expands Its Solid Gold Sunday Playlist

Pictured above (top row, left to right): Bo Diddley, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, The Archies, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Everly Brothers, Boyce & Hart, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and Tommy Roe. 

On our weekly automated program Solid Gold Sunday, we bring you some of the biggest and best tunes from the 50s and 60s. We recently added 50 more tracks to our expansive lineup of solid gold oldies. These include:

Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)- Neil Diamond
I Beg of You- Elvis Presley
Dionne Warwick- I Say a Little Prayer
Sugar, Sugar- The Archies
Runaround Sue- Dion
Burn on Love- The Righteous Brothers
I Put a Spell on You- Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Bird Dog- The Everly Brothers
I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight- Boyce & Hart
Green Onions- Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Dizzy- Tommy Roe
Along Comes Mary- The Association
Do You Love Me- The Contours
The Lion Sleeps Tonight- The Tokens
Glad All Over- The Dave Clark Five
There Goes My Baby- The Drifters
Duke of Earl- Gene Chandler
Running Bear- Johnny Preston
Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay- Danny & the Juniors
I Will Follow Him- Little Peggy March
It's All in the Game- Tommy Edwards
Time of the Season- The Zombies
Hang on Sloopy- The McCoys
I Fought the Law- The Bobby Fuller Four
A Lover's Concerto- The Toys
Come a Little Bit Closer- Jay & the Americans
Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations
Mother in Law- Ernie K-Doe
Venus- Frankie Avalon

You can hear these tracks and more by tuning into Solid Gold Sunday, which airs every week from noon to 3 pm EST. You can listen by accessing our webstream located in the left sidebar here at wkuf.fm, via TuneIn, or by using our Android app. If you're in the Flint area, you can tune your radio to 94.3 FM. In the clip below from the ABC series Shindig!, The Righteous Brothers perform "Burn on Love".

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