Newsmakers and links: Oct. 25, 2013




Keener 13 50th anniversary special to air on WCXI AM 1160 Fenton

Next weekend (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1) will mark the 50th anniversary of the birth of 'Keener 13', what was then WKNR AM 1310 Detroit. On Halloween day of 1963 the station switched from WKMH to WKNR and spent the entire day airing various ghost stories. The next day, Keener 13 kicked off their Top 40 music format, and, needless to say, the rest is history.

On Friday afternoon, November 1st, former Keener 13 DJ Greg Innis will bring many Keener airchecks, promos and jingles to WCXI AM 1160 Fenton and join Jimmy James and tribute to Keener 13.

Innis and James will count down the entire 1st-ever Keener music guide as part of the tribute. They hope to talk on the air to a couple of former Keener jocks from the 60's as well as hear from various listeners as they share their memories of WKNR.

The show will air from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. If you have a hard time getting the signal, you can listen via TuneIn at

Former University of Michigan men's basketball All-American Terry Mills (1988-90) will join the Michigan IMG Radio Network's crew as the analyst for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Mills joins lead play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard. In addition to all U-M's game broadcasts, Mills is scheduled to assist with the Inside Michigan Basketball Radio Show.

Full story: Former All-American Terry Mills Joins Michigan Radio Crew (Fri, 10/25)



Fine Tuning:

  • University of Michigan football fans can renew a tradition as WTKA AM 1050 Ann Arbor airs a classic U-M football game during the team's bye week. WTKA will be running the 1979 UM-MSU game with Bob Ufer behind the mic at noon on Saturday, October 26th.

    The game was supplied to AM 1050 WTKA by Art Vuolo who has just about all the games going back many years on both audio and video. His web site is; Click on UM Football.







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