Top Ten Tuesday: WKNR (1300 AM Detroit MI), 3/21/68

"Keener," WKNR at 1310 AM, is currently WDTW "La Z," broadcasting a Spanish-laguage format since 2001. It was a Top 40 station for only a short time, 1963 to 1972, but did well as the fourth Top 40 station in the area, the others being WXYZ, WJBK, and CKLW in Windsor, Ontario. Here’s their Top Ten from March 1, 2022.

  1. The Beatles, “Lady Madonna”
  2. Petula Clark, “Kiss Me Goodbye”
  3. Georgie Fame, “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde”
  4. The Box Tops, “Cry Like A Baby”
  5. Bobby Goldsboro, “Honey”
  6. The Delfonics, “La La Means I Love You”
  7. Paul Mauriat, “Love Is Blue”
  8. Simon & Garfunkel, “Scarborough Fair”
  9. O. C. Smith, “The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp”
  10. The Irish Rovers, “The Unicorn”

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for March 22, 2022.

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: WKNR (1300 AM Detroit MI), 3/21/68

  1. The Beatles are in a class of their own. I really enjoyed listening to Petula Clark’s song. I never heard the Bonnie & Clyde song and looked the singer up. He is still performing! Love Cry Like A Baby-gotta love Mr. Cool on the guitar and the singer’s tie made me smile. I loved the next song but the wide collars and 70s crappy style is creeping in now. I heard the song by The Delfonics and really enjoyed it. The next song is another one that I love but I am surprised that it’s in this category because it feels more like Henry Mancini or so than a “rock” song. I guess people had…more eclectic tastes back then. Oh, and I love the harpsichord that was used in many songs in the 60s. You know I love S & G. The next song I am not familiar with although I really enjoyed listening to it. Well, of course, I know the Irish Rovers! They are a Canadian staple.


    1. Georgie Fame had one other song on the charts that I can remember, called “Yeh Yeh.”

      A lot of songs that weren’t rock made the Top 40 in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Sinatra had several hits during the ’60’s, I think Mancini might have had one or two, and there was a lot of country, most notably Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode To Billy Joe.” “Love Is Blue” was an especially beautiful song that appealed to a lot of people.


  2. Hi John – great selections … many I have heard recently – thanks for posting – cheers Hilary


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