• Keener’s Secret Side-Men

    Who are your favorite Keener Rock and Roll secret side men? Acts like Glenn Campbell and Leon Russell labored on other people’s hits before coming into their own. In fact, many of the great acts that charted on the WKNR Music Guide benefited from some legendary side-men. The Wrecking Crew reminded me today about Louie […]

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    Nov 27th, 2012 | Filed under Keener
  • Alice Restaurant

    In 1967, Arlo Guthrie released his debut album. The 18 minute cut on side one told the story of Arlo’s adventures one Thanksgiving in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Alice’s Restaurant became a counter culture anthem that launched the son of the legendary Woodie Guthrie to the upper echelons of 60s rock and roll culture. The 1969 Arthur […]

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    Nov 22nd, 2012 | Filed under Keener
  • The JFK Assassination Remembered

    On November 20, 2004 presented a podcast detailing the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, how radio covered the news and how the brand new WKNR became an all-news station during that staggering moment in American History. We begin with a rare logger tape from KLIF in Dallas. Keener fan and Kennedy scholar Jim Feliciano […]

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    Nov 21st, 2012 | Filed under Keener
  • MC5 Remembered

    As the 60s crossed into the 70s, the Motor City 5 defined fire breathing, flame throwing rock and roll in Detroit. With Fred “Sonic” Smith and Wayne Kramer on the axes,┬áMichael Davis on base, Dennis Thompson at the drums and the megawatt voice of singer Rob Tyner at the microphone, the band was the essence […]

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    Nov 4th, 2012 | Filed under Keener
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