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.
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! 🙂
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.
DALY RESTAURANT (#1) 5152 S. Beech Daly, Dearborn Heights, MI., 1964
DALY RESTAURANTS * Gary Stevens * WKNR AD SPOT (1964)
DALY DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS
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.