The fight over the Ypsi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Annie Palmer, long forgotten local history, and tons more… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

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I think we’ve got another good show lined up for you this weekend… We’ll start out with a little local controversy, talking with Debbie Locke-Daniel, the head of the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB), about current attempts to defund her organization and hand over the task of marketing Ypsilanti to the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau. Then, assuming the powers-that-be in Ann Arbor haven’t somehow disabled our transmitter, we’ll welcome local historian Matt Siegfried back into the AM 1700 studio for a new installment of the segment we’ve been calling The Ypsi History Minute. And, then, assuming there’s any beer left, Ann Arbor’s Dave Menzo will be stopping by to tell us about his most recent project – a record created using only the music tools available for check-out through the Ann Arbor District Library. And, then, during the 7:00 hour, we’ll be joined by musician Annie Palmer, who, after performing for us, will be headed across the street to Beezy’s, where she’ll be entertaining folks along with the likes of Patrick Elkins, Scotty Karate and Gregory McIntosh, as part of a showcase put on by the The Music & Arts Guild. And, speaking of the Guild, Alexis Ford will be stopping by as well, to fill us in on what they’re up to. There’s other stuff planned as well, but I think that should give you a pretty good sense of what we’ve got in store for you this time.

If you’d like to tell your friends about the show, feel free to share the Facebook event listing. As of right now, it looks as though only a few dozen people are planning to listen, so, if you don’t like crowds, this may be a good one to tune in to.

Unless you live really close by, I’d recommend streaming the show online, which you can do either on the AM1700 website or by way of TuneIn.com.

And for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the show, and need to get caught up, you can listen to the entire archive on iTunes.

One last thing. We love phone calls. So please scratch this number into the cinder block wall of the recreation room of whichever facility you’ve been assigned to… 734.217.8624… and call us between 6:00 and 8:00 this Saturday evening.

Oh, and if you don’t live close enough to the AM 1700 studio to pick us up on the radio, and you don’t have access to a computer, I’m told that, again this week, the folks at 826michigan will be hosting a listening party at their downtown Ann Arbor Robot Supply Store. So, if you can’t hear it any other way, or you’re just curious as to what Annarbourites look like when they listen to the radio together, head over to Liberty Street and pound on the door until they let you in.

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4 Comments

  1. Elf
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Bring back deer meat.

  2. Posted April 10, 2015 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    This will be a very interesting time for all listeners.

  3. Mr. X
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I have it on good authority that Ms. Palmer will be dissecting cats in the studio.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 10, 2015 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Ask Debbie if she’s retiring from the Convention and Visitors Bureau. I think that she is. I also think that might be why they are coming after the money now.

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