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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 look back on these major events and happenings in Detroit and around the world in the year 2000!

  • In April, the Red Wings lost in the Western Conference Semifinals.

  • In April, the Pistons finished fourth in the Central Division.

  • Grant Hill was picked for the All-NBA Second Team.

  • The first game ever at Comerica Park was held on April 11, 2000.

  • In June, the 2000 Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit was held on the Raceway on Belle Isle.

  • In October, the Tigers finished their season with a 79-83 record.

  • In December, The Lions finished their season 4thin the NFC Central.

  • In February, the final original Peanuts comic strip was published, after the death of Charles Schulz.

  • In November, George W. Bush was deemed the winner over Vice President Al Gore in presidential election.

  • In November, Hillary Clinton was elected to the United States Senate and became the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.

  • General Hospital earned the title of being America’s top soap opera.

  • ER was the No. 1 show on TV.

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!