Jo Ann Korczynski, age 82, of Dearborn, Michigan, passed away January 6, 2016. Jo Ann was born November 3, 1933, in Detroit, the daughter of George and Jo (Cessna) Selke. A graduate of Cass Tech, she worked in Hudson’s display department. In 1958, she married Edward M. Korczynski (1932-1996) with whom she shared the joy of music appreciation. She was a professional story-teller. From 1995 through 2015, Jo Ann Korczynska was the DJ of the “Highway 61” blues show on WHFR radio, produced three “Uncut Detroit” compilation CDs, and was awarded a Detroit Blues Society lifetime achievement award.
What a great night it was! Celebrating 30 years of independent, noncommercial radio, with help from RJ Spangler's Kansas City Six wsg Camille Price and, as their opening, the Brazil and Beyond Guitar Duo. All of which happened at Dearborn's Park Place Banquet Center. Thanks to all for making it an historic night!