94.7 WCSX-FM, the City of Ann Arbor Michigan and the Ann Arbor School Board are teaming up to have a street named in honor of Detroit Classic Rock legend Bob Seger in front of his Alma Mater in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Station Morning Personality Jim O’ Brien from “Big Jim’s House” worked with the City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor School Board to find a stretch of Blvd on the grounds of Pioneer High School (formerly known as Ann Arbor High back and Bob Seger’s Alma Mater) on the corner of Main Street.
“Bob Seger is part of my life,” said Big Jim. “The first song at my wedding reception was “Real Love” by Seger and my favorite road trip song ever is “Roll Me Away”. Bob Seger is everything good about Detroit… hard working, passionate and genuine. When we found this stretch of road in Ann Arbor at his high school, it just made sense to make Bob Seger Boulevard a reality. And it’s connected to Main Street!”
“Bob Seger to me, represents everything our great state is about,” said Big Jim’s House Morning Show Co-host Erin Vermeulen. “ I meet WCSX listeners all the time who share their memories and stories with me about Seger songs and concerts and how his music influenced their lives. What better way to pay tribute to such an amazing homegrown talent, than with his own street in the town where he grew up. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase one of the greatest storytellers of our time.”
“Being younger, Seger was one of the first artists I was introduced to growing up in the 90s,” said Morning show Producer Ryan Logan of Big Jim’s House. “When I lived in Arizona and made those long drives back to Michigan, there was nothing better than putting a Seger album on and cruisin’. It only makes sense to name a street after the greatest road trip Artist around.”
The proposed street name will be going before the board for a vote. WCSX-FM wants to make sure it passes! WCSX-FM listeners can show their support by sharing their favorite Bob Seger memories at www.bigjimshouse.com.