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  • Happy New Year

    From the Keener Key Men of music.. Here’s a 1968 New Year’s Greeting. Four decades later the Keener Magic is still felt in Detroit, and around the world. All the best from your Keener13.com curators: Scott Westerman and Steve Schram.

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    Dec 23rd, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • An incomplete history of radio

    Keener correspondent Bob Berry sends this best-ever post from Dan O’Day. If you have ever earned a pay check in the radio biz, this one will bring back a ton of memories, both good and bad, and remind you why broadcasting is a lifelong addiction from which we never fully recover.

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    Dec 18th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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  • Dan Fogelberg 1951/2007

    He never charted on Keener, but Dan Fogelberg was a key voice in the soft rock revolution that helped WNIC return the WKNR-FM frequency to number one in Detroit. The Pekin, Illinois native had a dozen hits in the 70s and 80s with a story telling style that approached Harry Chapin and lyrical melodies that […]

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    Dec 17th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Madonna is Michigan’s Hall of Fame Connection

    Susan Whitall’s piece, “Rock Hall of Fame stirs controversy with some oddball choices” hits the nail on the head. With people like Leonard Cohen and Grandmaster Flash getting in ahead of Gordon Lightfoot and Mitch Ryder, it makes you wonder what the voters have been smoking.

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    Dec 17th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Rodents and Rock n Roll

    Few who lived through the 60s may remember the name Ross Bagdasarian, but his alter ego, David Seville, found a place in the rock n roll record books. It happened when he recorded his voice and sped up the tape to create Alvin, Simon and Theodore… The Chipmunks. While a number of novelty acts found […]

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    Dec 17th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
  • Funk Brothers fetted in Nashville

    Keener correspondent Bob Berry aggregates these news stories from the Freep and MHOFM: Down in Nashville late last month, the Musicians Hall of Fame held its first ever induction and Motown’s Funk Brothers backing band (drummer Uriel Jones, bassist Bob Babbitt and guitarist Eddie Willis) was among the honorees. At the induction ceremony concert, Peter […]

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    Dec 7th, 2007 | Filed under Keener
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