Radio Revolution is a feature length documentary that investigates the international social, political and musical impact of radio stations CKLW during the 1960s and 70s. CKLW was the sonic mirror of Windsor's sister city, separated by a half a mile of dirty Detroit River water - reflecting excitement, prosperity, exuberance, soul, creativity - and bloody murder. The station provided the soundtrack to the days of postwar industrial prosperity, through the rising social unrest and racial tension, leading up to the explosion of the most violent of all the race riots in the US during the disastrous summer of 1967, and the shockwaves and renaissance efforts that followed.
Through a combination of scores of personal anecdotes from CKLW alumni, memorabilia and recordings, rare never-before-seen film and photographs of CKLW in it's heyday, vintage and contemporary footage of both Detroit and Windsor, Radio Revolution sheds new insights into this little-known chapter of 20th Century pop culture history.
Four Years in the making, the film features music and stories from Bob Seger, Steppenwolf, The Who, Alice Cooper, Kiss, The Guess Who, Tony Orlando, Elton John, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marvin Gaye, The Ohio Players, The Parliaments, Funkadelic and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
A feature length documentary. Produced by Judy Holm. Written, directed and narrated by Michael McNamara. Original music by Kurt Swinghammer.
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