Join Jim O’Brien with Ryan every weekday morning. Classic Rock along with “Battle of the Burbs”, “Boot Check”, “Reelin’ in the Years” and all things Detroit
I’ve been part of 94.7 WCSX since 2002 – raising two sons here in Waterford (one is now a graduate of Michigan Tech). Spent eight years in the Naval Submarine Service before getting into radio full time. Married for 28 years to my lovely wife Kathi. Love Detroit for its blue collar work ethic and family feel. Our listeners are part of our lives – and it’s an honor to be part of theirs. Couple of notes: · Appeared on Shark Tank (Season 5) to pitch my “Man Medals” idea · Cub Scout leader for Pack 185 when my kids were younger · Big Bob Seger fan. Travelled around the country to see shows on his last tour.
I have been with WCSX since I was an intern 9 years ago, worked my way up to now co-host of Big Jim’s House. I recently got married and have a baby boy now named Finnian. I am obsessed with golf and baseball. I played college baseball and caddied for a professional golfer for a few years. Other than that, I love may be the most non-Michigan person to ever be born here. Don’t worry though, my non-Michigan side will make you laugh.
Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Two kids, two cats, two dogs and deep love of classic rock: Donielle Flynn is a busy woman. Doni (as friends call her) is busy but never too busy to give you her full attention from 10am-3pm weekdays on WCSX. Doni breathes classic rock and loves telling the stories behind the songs (she has a soft spot for Tom Petty). Winner of the coveted Bell Ringers Award for the Salvation Army and a huge supporter of Gleaners, Doni loves her community and all things Detroit. Grab a Vernors and some Better Made chips and join Doni for The Power Lunch at noon weekdays on WCSX. You can also find Doni on the streets celebrating our communities with City of the Week!
Weekdays 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, “Screamin Angels”; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity.
“CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle.
Weekdays 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m
Johnny ‘Rock’ Lassman first hit Detroit in 2001 and it ate him alive. “I was young, cocky, and thought I knew it all. My tour of duty at WRIF taught me differently.” Now, two decades later, he’s back in The Motor City and not as cocky or young. But he still thinks he knows it all when it comes to Classic Rock. Did we mention Johnny literally discovered Jon Bon Jovi in 1983? Don’t believe it? Listen to weeknights 7-10. – “Elvis would have given me a Pink Cadillac.”!
I grew up in a musical household, so I’ve always had a love for music and radio. My on-air radio journey began in the early 90’s during my senior year of high school when I enrolled in the Media Broadcasting program, which quickly led to working weekends at a radio station in Northern Michigan. I’ve had the pleasure of working in radio ever since! I also worked in TV for years, both on-air and behind the scenes, but my passion for music has always brought me back to the radio air waves. I cherish my record player, which belonged to my Dad. My vinyl collection includes Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Joan Jett, Ozzy, Alice Cooper, and lots of hair bands, just to name a few. I love helping people and animals! I volunteer at the Hospitality House in Commerce and support local animal rescues and shelters. My husband Dane and I adopted our two adorable cats, Lindy Lou and Connor, from Shelter to Home rescue in Wyandotte. Attending concerts, exploring Detroit, nature hikes, Harley rides with my hubby, cleaning up local parks, bonfires, time with friends and family, Detroit Red Wings (especially Tyler Bertuzzi) and hockey fights are a few of my favorite things!
Bill is a born and raised, life-long Detroiter. Bill likes to say, “the people make Detroit the greatest, most honest city in the country. Even if you’re white-collar, you have blue-collar blood running through your veins.” He can tell you almost every street in every city and loves discussing metro Detroit restaurants and nightclubs of days gone by, which means he clearly has too much time on his hands (thanks, now I can’t get that Styx song outta my head). If Bill had to limit his fave five bands they would be Rush, The Stones, The Who, Ozzy and the CRUE!! Bill has been in Detroit radio for nearly 20 years and lives on the east side with his wife Danielle, twins Marco and Amelia and their rescue pooch Maple.