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Kelly Brown



The longtime 89X DJ is one of the most recognizable voices in Detroit. Unlike jocks who simply spin predetermined playlists, Brown exhibits a deep-seated dedication to Detroit bands — her “Homeboy” show features exclusively local talent, and remains one of the most popular radio shows on the dial.

Best wings to eat: “Sweetwater Tavern. They’re so succulent and good!”

Best wings to watch: “The Red Wings. I love them to death, and I will always root for them. I love Sergei Federov and Darren McCarty and the rest of the guys, and Steve Yzerman is, like, Detroit’s hero!”

Best illegal outing: “Sneaking onto forbidden areas of Belle Isle. Past the Bird Sanctuary, there’s a little swimming hole. We like to sneak in there, and swim and fish and barbecue. Sometimes they bust us, sometimes they don’t. But it’s always fun.

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