1.12.2014

ROBIN SEYMOUR AND SWINGIN TIME DETROIT

Robin Seymour on Swingin Time

Swingin' Time was a music variety show, similar to American Bandstand, hosted by WKNR (Keener 13, Detroit) personality Robin Seymour and also, for a time, CKLW radio's Tom Shannon. This show was broadcast on CKLW-TV Channel 9 (now CBET-DT) out of Windsor, Ontario Canada, from 1965 to 1968, and also seen in a few other markets in syndication.

 Robin with Scott Morgan and the Rationals

The show featured recording acts, both nationally and locally popular, lip-synching to their latest releases while teenagers showcased the latest dances on the show's dance floor. In its brief run, the show featured well-known acts Motown like Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, and The Four Tops, and non-Motown acts such as Bob Seger.


Robin Seymour (born March 8, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan) was a former WKMH/CKLW Radio Personality and Television Music Show and Host of "Teen Town (TV series)" and "Swingin' Time" in Detroit.
 

Starting with a career in radio as a child actor on the Lone Ranger show and later as one of the country's top ten disc jockeys for a number of years, Robin's career spanned everything from the big band era to Motown to the British invasion to the psychedelic era. 


Patterned after the nationally successful "American Bandstand," Seymour’s “Swingin Time” dance party was a popular commodity on Windsor's Channel 9 from early 1965 through 1968. The show, which aired six days a week, typically featured 50 to 75 dancing high-schoolers, from which two were chosen to give their “yea” or “boo” opinion on new records. READ MORE HERE

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