• DC5’s Mike Smith Dies

    Mike Smith, the lead singer of the Dave Clark 5, passed away on February 28th, less than two weeks before the group was scheduled to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Smith’s supercharged vocals were part of the mix that brought the DC5 to the front lines of the British Invasion. […]

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    Feb 29th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Keener Featured again on XM

    I can’t confirm the count, but it seems to us that WKNR has been one of the most popular topics of Terry Young’s Sonic Sound Salute over at XM Radio’s 60s on 6. Terry’s back on the case on Friday, February 22nd, from 4-9PM Eastern time. You’ll hear airchecks from the Bob Green collection along […]

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    Feb 21st, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Mike Austerman on the state of Detroit Radio

    Mike Austerman, the venerable webmaster over at Michiguide, shares the radio column beat with Art Vuolo over at the Oakland Press. He’s always worth reading, but especially so with this candid assessment of the state of the art in the Motor City. Scroll down to the comment section for some succinct analysis from Keener’s magic […]

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    Feb 21st, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Valentine Heartbreak

    Valentine’s day is traditionally a time when we break out our favorite Keener love songs. The vast majority of the 2,756 records that charted on the WKNR Music Guide were poems inspired by Cupid’s arrow. But as Susan Whitall writes in her Detroit News blog, some of the more interesting musical tomes of the last […]

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    Feb 14th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
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