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Do you remember when you helped us make Glenn Frey Drive a reality in Royal Oak?

Glenn Frey would be 72 years old this year on Friday, November 6th, so we thought it would be fitting to proclaim that day as Glenn Frey-Day in Royal Oak! (Glenn Frey Dr google map directions)

Click here to enter for your shot to win the Glenn Frey Day Grand Prize!

Check out the Glenn Frey-Day t-shirt, available for purchase to benefit the Michigan Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The organization funds research and raises awareness as well as provides education and support patients throughout the state of Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Colitis was one of the contributing factors to Glenn’s passing.

Listen to Big Jim’s phone call with the mayor of Royal Oak about making Glenn Frey-Day a reality:

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Big Jim joined the the Royal Oak City Council to pitch his case for Glenn Frey Drive. All the hard work paid off and now we will have Glenn Frey Drive in Royal Oak!

Royal Oak City Commission, meeting of 10/26/20

For agendas and background information visit www.romi.gov

Big Jim’s House Broadcasting Live for Glenn Frey-Day!

 

We’d love to hear from you, just let us know if this a good idea… Submit your message to the City of Royal Oak or a memory of Glenn Frey below:

I worked as a substitute teacher at royal oak middle school and I was very excited when I found out that Glenn Frey went to school there back in the day. I was at the ceremony to reveal the new Glenn Frey drive next to the school.
-Michele M 
This is a great idea. Well deserved.
-Kathy B
Thanks for doing this, WCSX! You guys rock!
-Cathy K
Glenn Frey Day on a Friday…..we see what you did there! Awesome!
-Mark D
Loved the music of the Eagles before I knew who Glenn Frey was..
-Rosanne M
Glenn Frey Day is a great idea, too bad this is happening after he is gone. I am glad to see we are for Bob Seger. Lets not forget about Alice Cooper and Mitch Ryder
– Tim S
I think it’s a great tribute to a great guy who grew up like me in Royal Oak. I still live in Royal Oak. Make it happen Mr. Mayor
– Pat P
Imagine how cool it would sound when you tell your boss you’re taking the day off because it’s Glenn Frey Day. There’s no way they’ll say no.
-Ashley G
Let’s Rock with Glenn Frey Friday!!!
-JoEllen W
I grew up on Wyandotte Street down the street from Glenn, and his family. I remember seeing the panel van in front of his house with “The Mushrooms” on the side of it, one of Glenn’s first bands. Glenn’s younger brother, Alan, is closer to my age so I knew him as a wrestler on Dondero’s wrestling team in the early 1970s. Glenn’s boyhood home got swallowed up by the I-696 Development, but the house I lived in was in the middle block between 10 Mile and Lincoln so it is still intact. I met Big Jim at the Glenn Frey Party that WCSX held at ROAK Brewing after Glenn passed away. Also, I supported renaming the street next to Dondero HS to Glenn Frey Avenue. Glenn was an icon from the Rock Era, and Royal Oak should establish a Glenn Frey-Day to honor him.
-Michael L
I think this is a brilliant idea, and would love to see it every year around the 6th November. I’m a big fan of his from Ireland. Only for the travel restrictions this year I would be over to help you celebrate it. Good Luck – Elizabeth
-Elizabeth O
This is an extremely good idea that is long overdue. Please make 11/6 the permanent Glenn Frey Day with the utmost haste. Thank you.
-Bryan G
My Friday’s just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t hear Big Jim play Glenn f r e y song Party Town
-Sharon B
Great idea! Eagles are my favourite band. Glenn was on the same flight as me once from London to LA. Check out my Eagles Twitter at phil’s Classic rock
-Phil H
I love hear smugglers blues and I love to guess but he did on Miami vice thank you John and Taylor
-John M
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And don’t forget every Friday is Frey-day in Big Jim’s House when Glenn Frey takes us to Partytown at 8AM!

 

Here are some of the highlights from the Glenn Frey Street Sign unveiling:

Glenn Frey Drive, Royal Oak

The 'Glenn Frey Dr.' sign was revealed on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in a special presentation at Royal Oak Middle School.

 

Take a look at this gem from Glenn Frey when we was 16 years old in Royal Oak playing in a classmates garage for their Birthday. Unfortunately there is no sound but the video is all you need!

A very young Glenn Frey (1966)

Shared by Diana Shear Tolin: This is the film of Glenn Frey's garage band playing in my parents garage in 1966. My parents threw me a great party for my 16th...