Pete "Fat Cat" Flanders
Legendary Radio Deejay, WAMM and WTAC
October 26, 2022
Growing up on Indiana Avenue on Flint’s East Side, Pete Flanders couldn’t have known that he would one day be a key associate of the Godfather of Soul James Brown. But he was.
He couldn’t possibly have known he would be on the vanguard of Rock and Roll, Pop, and R & B music. But he was.
He couldn’t have known that he would enter his name on to the Mt. Rushmore of Flint radio. But he most certainly did.
Pete’s time in radio included time at urban format WAMM in Flint, and an epic stint with WTAC when they were on the vanguard of the greatest rock and pop stations in the entire country.
His personal work included time spent with Jackie Wilson, The Temptations, The MC5, and Flint’s own Rock and Roll Hall of Famer radio Kingpin of WTAC and WWCK Peter C. Cavanaugh.
Pete also weighs in on the legendary story of Keith Moon of The Who and the ‘limo in the pool’ story. A longtime Flint businessman, Pete has owned Musical Memories on Dort Highway for years.
He has more stories than we could possibly hope to fit in to a year of shows, so we tried to pick some of the best for his time in The Aquarium of Fish and The Flint Chronicles! Although we can only tell one chapter today…he shall return!