Steve Robbins, WKNR “Keener 13” Detroit | January 1967

WKNR Detroit, Keener 13

Not too many Keener airchecks floating around these days but here’s one in incredible audio fidelity! Right off the master reel is a composite of Steve Robbins, not heard anywhere else. Keener was Detroit’s ‘other’ Top 40 station, always in the shadow of CKLW across the river in Windsor Ontario, but WKNR had a very loyal following, especially in the mid-60s before CKLW literally ruled the airwaves of the Motor City!



  1. Wow, I wonder what Teresa would do to hear her call on this show! Bet hearing her dog bark once again on the air would bring a tear to her eye!

  2. Gary Kerns

    Prior to October 31, 1963, WKNR was WKMH. Years later, the WKMH call was assigned to Cleveland, and for all I know, it’s still there.

  3. Gary Kerns

    I must amend the earlier posting. WKNR, not WKMH, was assigned to Cleveland. Sorry ’bout that

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