WKNR and the “death” of Paul McCartney

On October 12, 1969, Keener killed Paul McCartney. Russ Gibb, working on WKNR-FM heard from an Eastern Michigan University student about a series of clues that seemed to point to Paul’s death. The story took on a life of its own, both on Keener and WKNR-FM and Russ received credit for elevating the tale to the international stage. It was a Sunday afternoon in Detroit when Uncle Russ took the call. He had just played some tracks from the Abby Road album and turned to the phone lines for his customary “rap” with his listeners. Eastern Michigan University student Tom Zarski was on the line. “I was going to rap with you about McCartney being dead and what is this all about?” MORE

Oct 12th, 2008 | Posted in Keener
  1. Jerry
    Sep 9th, 2009 at 22:30 | #1

    Is there anywhere to hear or buy the original “paul is dead” show that aired in 1969?

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