Vo1.1 No. 4 Nov.29, 1967 Grace Potts, Editor
We hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving and are now gritting your
teeth and sharpening your elbows for the great Christmas battle.
Obviously, Barbara Collins didn't heed the warning printed in last week's
paper about the rum flavored turkey legs. Friday she started a new shoe
fashion - wearing one blue leather shoe and one black patent leather shoe.
She has another pair just like them at home - it's known as an
Thanksgiving Day WKNR broadcast messages from servicemen overseas to their
families in the Detroit area. Two or three times each hour, specially taped
greetings from the servicemen (done on location!) from allover the world,
including Viet Nam, were broadcast. On the previous Monday, WKNR sent
special delivery letters to each of the families advising them of these
broadcasts. Upon request., WKNR then made extra copies of the tapes and sent
them to the families. 38 families in all were involved.
November 20, WKNR received a plaque from the United States Air Force "In
recognition of outstanding public service to the recruiting program . " Only
seven of these plaques have been presented in the last three years in the
state of Michigan. Presenters were Lt. Col. Stephens and Captain Tranz of
the Air Force.
Our Sales Manager, Jack Davidson, has been invited to be guest speaker at
the fall banquet of the professional advertising fraternity Alpha Delta
Sigma at Ferris State College, Saturday, December 2. At the same time, he
will be initiated into the fraternity as a professional member.
Wednesday, November 22, was KeeNeR Day at the Detroit Auto Show and Scott
Regen and Jerry Goodwin MC'd two special pop music shows. Every seat was
occupied, with standees 10 deep behind the seats. WKNR expected the show
with The Association and Spanky and Our Gang that evening to be successful
but that proved to be the underestimation of the year as about 8000 turned
out at Cobo Arena, and the groups endeared themselves to their fans with
their several encores.
Please get your reservation form for the Christmas Party back to this office
as quickly as possible so we can make our plans accordingly.
Ron Greenberg, our early morning switchboard voice, is a hockey instructor
in the Oak Park recreation department. This is the 13th year of the program
and his 5th as an instructor which teaches approximately 500 boys from the
ages of 7 thru 17 the fundamentals of hockey. Classified according to age
they are Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams or Juniors.
PROJECT DETROIT subject for Sunday, December 3 is "How Open is Open
Housing." The program will feature discussions of Detroit's new open housing
ordinance and the proposed statewide law.