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Story by Mark Wilson and Anne Erickson

WRIF first started broadcasting true rock ‘n’ roll to the Motor City on On Feb. 14, 1971, and we’ve never looked back!

It’s been an honor to rock with you for the past 50 years, and we look forward to the next 50.

Let’s remember these chief events and milestones in Detroit and around the world in the year 1995!

  • In April, the Pistons finished last place in the Central Division.

  • In May, the Red Wings lost in the Stanley cup Finals.

  • In October, the Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League Eastern Division.

  • The season was the final for Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson and second baseman Lou Whitaker.

  • In December, the Lions finished 2nd place in the NFC Central Division.

  • The 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year went to Bill Bottrell (producer) and Sheryl Crow (artist) for “All I Wanna Do.”

  • The 1995 Grammy for Album of the Year went to David Kahne (producer) and Tony Bennett (artist) for “MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett.”

  • OJ Simpson was found innocent on Oct. 3, 1995.

  • Famous birthdays from 1995 include Kendall Jenner on Nov. 3 and Megan Thee Stallion on Feb. 15.

  • Popular movies from 1995 included “Toy Story,” “Batman Forever” and “Apollo 13.”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!