WCSX/Detroit Campaign For Street Named After Glenn Frey In Hometown Gains Traction
February 1, 2016 at 12:10 PM (PT)
An online campaign is underway to get a street named after THE EAGLES' late GLENN FREY in his hometown of ROYAL OAK, MI, according to CLICKONDETROIT.COM.
GREATER MEDIA Classic Rock WCSX (94.7)/DETROIT air personality JIM O'BRIEN said the idea came from the band's song, "Take It Easy" and its reference to "standing on the corner of WINSLOW, ARIZONA."
O'BRIEN thought naming a street after FREY was a great way to honor the rock star who passed away last month.
“I just assumed that we had a street corner for GLENN FREY in ROYAL OAK, his hometown,” said O’BRIEN. “I asked my friend, ROYAL OAK Mayor JIM ELLISON, 'Is there a street?' He said no and sure enough, after we started talking, we found that a street that is available to name of off WILLIS AVENUE.”
“When JIM called me with the idea, I immediately embraced it. Told him, 'We will make it happen,'” said ELLISON.
The ROYAL OAK SCHOOL BOARD will vote on the proposal FEBRUARY 11th.
“The response on social media has been huge ... even JOE WALSH responded,” said O'BRIEN (NET NEWS 1/29).
Join the social media campaign by using the hashtag #GlennFreyDrive on TWITTER and FACEBOOK. For more information, click here.