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- Speck, Ken
- Video bio of Ken Speck, inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2017; Ken Speck served as an on-air personality at WIRE-AM in Indianapolis from 1970 to 1985 before moving to KRPM-FM in Seattle, where he helped take the station from No. 42 in the market to No. 1 within five months. During Speck’s time at WIRE-AM, the station received numerous Station of the Year awards. Arbitron ranked Speck No. 1 in his time slot for years. His radio work began in 1955 in Ohio at Kent State University’s WKSU-FM and then WAND-TV, WCMW-FM and WCNS-AM. His early years included working at WCAR-AM in Detroit and as program director at WSLR-AM in Akron, Ohio. There, his station was ranked No. 1 in Billboard Magazine’s radio response rating. Speck’s tireless charity and fundraising work for many groups resulted in numerous awards including the CASPER Award from the Central Indiana Community Service Council. --Words from the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
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