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In November of 1966, WKNR was still riding the wave as the dominant Top 40 radio station in the Motor City. It was a time when Keener bumper stickers were available at all Detroit area Sinclair stations, the film Endless Summer was playing at better theaters and listeners could win a 1967 Pontiac GTO. Stop sets on the weekends consisted of a single commercial unit, you were never more than 60 seconds away from the music.

Keenerfan Jim Feliciano shares this gem from November 26th, 1966. Paul Cannon spent most of his work week as Keener’s music director, but during the weekends, he got to exercise his on-air chops. Our 10 minute segment features deep tracks from Hermans Hermits and BJ Thomas, oldies from the Sherry’s and the Edsels, and WKNR Music Guide entries from Jackie Wilson, Nancy Sinatra, Jimmy Ruffin.

Aug 3rd, 2009 | Posted in Keener
  1. Chuck Borchard
    Aug 13th, 2009 at 21:29 | #1

    Great to hear Paul again! I was on the WKNR sales staff in November ’66 when this was recorded. In fact, I called on Zeb Henderson ( the “Say hello to…” feature on this aircheck). I probably submitted his name.

    I’m now selling for Scott Shannon’s TRUE OLDIES CHANNEL, WOKI 98.7 FM here in Knoxville, Tennessee which coincidentally plays the hit’s of the KEENER era. It was great music then, and it’s great music now!

    Chuck Borchard

  2. Robin Mather
    Aug 22nd, 2010 at 06:41 | #2

    Hey! That’s my Uncle Paul!

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