Motor City Radio Flashbacks

Memories From the Soundtrack of Your Life

ON KEENER13.COM: MOTOWN ‘TOP 13’ COUNTDOWN!

December 11th, 2017

THE KEENER13.COM ALL-TIME TOP 13 MOTOWN HITS

ABOUT THIS KEENER13.COM MOTOWN TOP 13 COUNTDOWN

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This special Keener13.com “Motown Countdown” was created, produced and narrated by Scott Westerman for the celebrated ‘2003 Keener 13 Woodward Dream Cruise’ radio broadcast, Saturday, August 16, 2003.

This segment would be one of several Keener “Countdowns” having aired during the 12-hour WKNR WDC radio extravaganza from 14 years ago, exclusively on WXDX-AM 1310.

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Audio courtesy and property of Scott Westerman and Keener13.com 




WHEN THE ‘STARS’ CAME ON THE SCOTT REGEN SHOW!

December 5th, 2017

THE SCOTT REGEN PROMOS * WKNR * 1965-1967

THE SCOTT REGEN PROMOS

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Motor City Radio Flashbacks presents a collage of promos and memories recorded for famed ’60s WKNR legend Scott Regen.

These WKNR Scott Regen promos were recorded in 1965, 1966 and 1967. You will hear nearly 40 minute of Keener moments Scottie Regen shared in studio (and out) with many of the greatest ’60s pop stars, artists and groups who appeared on the Scott Regen Show, heard nightly, 7-10.

During those noted ‘Keener’ years in the mid-1960s, Scott Regen was the No. 1 night-time radio disk jockey in Detroit. By that time he attained a phenomenal 25-29 share of the radio audience tuning in to his show on Keener 13.





WKNR 1966: SCOTT REGEN’S ‘BURGER CLUB’ RECALLED!

December 5th, 2017

SCOTT REGEN * WKNR (1967) * THE ‘BURGER CLUB’ STORY

OFFICIAL MEMBER

“ROYAL ORDER of REGEN BURGERS”

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On WKNR, by year’s end 1966, the expression “Burger” or “Burger Club” became a popular, self-promoting prop (or station gimmick) to further retain, “entice” the station’s large Detroit teen following with one other great reason to “keep listening” to the Scott Regen show on Keener 13.

If you signed up for the “Burger Club,” the popular WKNR DJ, “Scott Burger,” whose picture bore on the card as well, would call out the member’s number (printed on the card) for various station prizes, giveaways during his 7-10 nightly show, 1966 and 1967.

Oak Park, MI. very own The Shy Guys even paid tribute to Scott Regen with “The Burger Song” they wrote, produced and recorded in dedication to “Scott Burger” in 1966! 🙂


‘THE BURGER SONG’ * THE SHY GUYS * 1966



WKNR TOP 31 DETROIT KEENER HITS: THIS WEEK 11/1964

November 16th, 2017

WKNR MUSIC GUIDE November 12, 1964 (click on chart image for largest view)


WKNR MUSIC GUIDE November 12, 1964 (click on chart image for largest view)



53 YEARS AGO. THIS WEEK. NOVEMBER 1964


A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

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Above WKNR music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.



WKNR-AM BACK ON THE RADIO: JIM JEFFRIES!

November 9th, 2017

WKNR RECALLED ON MOTOR CITY RADIO FLASHBACKS

WKNR-AM 1310 * 1967 * JIM JEFFRIES

Jim Jeffries WKNR aircheck date: Friday, February 10, 1967

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NEW! Special THANKS to Mike Lockhart, Ferndale, Michigan, for recently donating this WKNR radio aircheck to Motor City Radio Flashbacks!

The Mike Lockhart Collection



WKNR PREMIERS 1ST MUSIC GUIDE: NOVEMBER 7, 1963

November 2nd, 2017

WKNR MUSIC GUIDE Premiere Issue; November 7, 1963


WKNR MUSIC GUIDE Premiere Issue; November 7, 1963


A special THANK YOU this website extends to Detroit radio historian Greg Innis for sharing recently with Motor City Radio Flashbacks this extremely rare and collectible (scanned) WKNR 1st. issue music guide.

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The Greg Innis Collection




WKNR DETROIT RADIO: ’63 NEWSPAPER AD FLASHBACK

November 2nd, 2017


“THE BATTLE OF THE GIANTS” * Bob Green Productions * NOVEMBER 1963


Friday, November 1, 1963

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “’You Rate The Great!”

(Above WKNR ad courtesy freep.com newspapers archive. Copyright 2017; Newspapers.com)


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GARY STEVENS’ AD: ‘DALY DRIVE-IN’ RESTAURANTS, ’64

October 25th, 2017

DALY RESTAURANT (#1) 5152 S. Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI., 1964


DALY RESTAURANTS * Gary Stevens * WKNR AD SPOT (1964)

DALY DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS

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According to their wonderfully nostalgic Daly Restaurant website, there is only one Daly Drive-In (#6) still operating today. Having opened in 1959, it is located at 31500 Plymouth Avenue, Livonia. When WKNR’s Gary Stevens cut this Daly Burger ad in 1964, there were 11 Daly Restaurants in operation.  By 1974, there was 17 Daly Drive-Ins altogether having peppered the Detroit map at it’s peak. Daly #1 and #2 were the last to close in 2003.

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“GET THE DALY HABIT!”



WKNR: A ‘KEENER CONTACT NEWS’ ’66 NEWSPAPER AD

October 20th, 2017


Tuesday, April 26, 1966

A DETROIT RADIO BACK-PAGE AD

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DETROIT FREE PRESS: “AWARDS”

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WKNR TOP 31 DETROIT KEENER HITS: THIS WEEK 09/1968

September 29th, 2017

WKNR MUSIC GUIDE September 26, 1968 (click on chart image for largest view)


WKNR MUSIC GUIDE September 26, 1968 (click on chart image for largest view)


WKNR ‘KEENER 13’ September 26, 1968


49 YEARS AGO. SEPTEMBER 1968


A SPECIAL THANK YOU

In Memory of George Griggs

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Above WKNR music chart courtesy of Mrs. Patty Griggs and the George L. Griggs estate.



Motor City Radio Flashbacks

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