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  • WKNR’s Sgt. Pepper Connection

    To paraphrase the Cannon, “It was 40 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper blew the world away..” On June 2, 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in the United States. The collection ranks as number 1 on the Rolling Stone list of all-time great albums. It’s spawned a thousand imitators up to and […]

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    May 30th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Inside Keener – 109 WKNR Newsletters

    From November 8th, 1967 through January 14th, 1970 Grace Potts kept a journal about goings on “Inside Keener”. As Secretary to WKNR General Manger Walter Patterson, Grace collected birthdays, anniversaries and all sorts of Keener trivia, recording it on a weekly mimeographed newsletter. It was the WKNR version of a late 60s employee weblog, tracing […]

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    May 30th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Mort Crowley / John Landecker / Art Vuolo

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    May 29th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • McCartney Talks about his new label and the Beatles on ITunes

    Susan Whitall blogs about Sir Paul’s switch from Capitol to Starbucks. According to Billboard, the King B is looking for “the old excitement”. The new one, Memory Almost Full is due out June 5th. A tour is on the drawing board but won’t be the full blown article due to his “well publicized personal issues.” […]

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    May 27th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Where were you during the Summer of Love?

    It’s hard to believe that its been 40 years since Haight Asbury and Monterey Pop. Some who watched it from Detroit were envious, but in reality much of the scene in California was myth. SFGate posted the first installment of a series about the culture and the events of 1967. It’s a terrific retrospective with […]

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    May 20th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Gary Reid on Radio – Today and Tomorrow

    Michigan State University Professor Gary Reid discusses the beginnings of WDBM – Impact 89 FM, the award winning student FM station in East Lansing. Among MSU students, Impact 89 has become the Keener of the current generation, with Gary’s particular brand of “Intelligent Flexibility”. We learn how a decade after the first FCC application, the […]

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    May 18th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Lujack, Landecker headline streamed / live WLS Memorial Day Reunion

    Everyone copies Keener. First it was WABC and now WLS has done it, too. The Big 89 brought back the music Memorial Day Weekend for a one day Special. In the spirit of Keener13.com’s Dream Cruise Weekend broadcast, WLS was rockin from 5am to Midnight featuring famous Rock of Chicago names like LARRY LUJACK, FRED […]

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    May 16th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Dutch Documentarians Do Dearborn in search of Uncle Russ

    Ahh Socialism. Holland is one of those countries where all you have to do is petition the government and you may just get your documentary project funded. That’s what Wouter van Opdorp did. Last fall Wouter wrote us in search of the Paul McCartney Death Hoax story, and the WKNR-FM jock who amplified the most […]

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    May 13th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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  • Steve Schram

    The co-founder of Keener13.com has a three decade love affair with broadcasting and was a key contributor to WNIC’s (Keener’s successor) return to glory in Detroit. He’s now the Director of Michigan Public Media, the umbrella organization that guides the fortunes of University of Michigan WUOM, WVGR and WFUM. In a wide ranging Spartan Podcast […]

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    May 13th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • What’s up with the Keener Podcast?

    After more than three years, the Keener Podcast has faded into history. Why? 1) The day jobs that Steve and Scott have are keeping us pretty busy and time has been at a premium. Both of us won’t do anything Keener related unless we’re certain it will live up to Keener standards. 2) It costs […]

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    May 13th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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