• Ken R’s First Visit to PAMS

    Ken R. Deutsch is THE jingle authority. We met back in 1970 when we were both trying our hand at being disk jockeys at Ann Arbor’s WPAG. Even then, his jingle collection was mouth watering. He was kind enough to take pity on a kid with a passion and made me several 7″ reels filled […]

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    Nov 30th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Remembering Bill Drake

    Philip T. Yarbrough died on November 29, 2008 at age 71. When he worked as a DJ at Atlanta’s WAKE, he chose the air-name Bill Drake since it rhymed with the station’s call letters. From 1965 until 2006, he was a prominent radio programming consultant. As the 60s decade came to a close, his Drake […]

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    Nov 30th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • New in the photo gallery

    Just when we think we’ve totally mined all the existing WKNR memorabilia, more treasures appear. This picture of Keener’s mellifluous Ted Clark came to us from  John Maher, WKNR’s superlative newsman during the glory years. John discovered some photos he took the height of Keener’s popularity. We took advantage of his generous contributions as an opportunity […]

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    Nov 23rd, 2008 | Filed under Keener
  • Miriam Makeba’s One Hit Wonder

    Miriam Makeba earned international notoriety more for her political involvement than for her music, but in 1967, her recording about “Pata Pata“, a South African dance loosely translated as “Touch Touch” had a 5 week run on the WKNR Music Guide, peaking at number 9. Her husbands included trumpeter Hugh Masekela, and later black activist […]

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    Nov 10th, 2008 | Filed under Keener
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