Talbert seemed especially frivolous and if I hadn't found out recently that his readers actually helped write an occasional article I would have held an even lower opinion of his writing. I'm not sure how this worked and what parts were his and I guess it doesn't matter. I found them trite and boring regardless of the modus operendi. Of course, I was consistently listening to AM radio by the time I was driving so a discerning eye and ear towards media was a given.
For whatever it's worth there's a Sonny Eliot reference along with the Lions and J. L. Hudson's in the column and you can't get more Detroit than that.