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Hall Of Fame WKNR - Detroit - Batmobile Spot
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This commercial ran on legendary Detroit Top 40 station WKNR "Keener 13" in 1967.

This particular Batmobile, one of the original 5 created by George Barris, was the drag strip version. It was billed as "the first ever appearance of the million dollar Batmobile".

Great classic drag strip commercial.

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+5 #1 2010-08-14 19:33
WKNR's call letters were moved to an AM
station in Battle Creek, MI around 1969-70, and then called"KEENER 14."
I used to skip school in the 10th grade to hang out with Rick D'Amico, who was the PD there. Last I knew, Rick was an Anchor at Battle Creek's first TV station,
WUHQ,Channel 41 in the mid seventies.
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+5 #2 2010-08-14 19:40
WKNR eventually became "KEENER14,WKNR" in Battle Creek, Michigan by the very late sixties, definately by 1971.
I used to skip out of Springfield High in my sophomore year to hang out there.
What sucked then, was it was automated by a Harris 9000.
Rick D'Amico was the PD at the time, and became a news anchor at Battle Creek's first TV station,WUHQ, Channel 41.
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