DETROIT — “The Lively Spot,” hosted by CKLW deejay Tom Shannon, bowed here on CKLW-TV (channel 9) on Monday, September 30, replacing the Robin Seymour “Swingin’ Time” show. The show was aired 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday when it will be known as “The Tom Shannon Show"
Elmer Jasper, director of programming for CKLW-TV, predictrd Shannon would become a great favorite of Detroit young people on TV. Shannon joined CKLW in 1964. A song-writer, he wrote the 1963 hit, "Wild Weekend" was by the Rebels, aka the Rockin' Rebels.. He also wrote “Soul Clappin’,” a local hit in Detroit on the radio charts, was performed by the Buena Vistas on the Marquee record label.