Orcas Islander Ken Speck received the Indiana Broadcasters Association/Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Richard M. Fairbanks Hall of Fame Award on Friday, Nov. 3 for his work in the radio business.
The following was published on Indiana Broadcasters Association’s website:
“Ken Speck served as an on-air personality at WIRE Radio in Indianapolis from 1970 to 1985 before moving WKPM in Seattle where he helped take the station from number 42 in the market to number one within five months.
During Ken’s time at WIRE, the station received numerous Station of the Year awards. Arbitron ranked Ken number one in his time slot for years.
Ken’s radio work began in Ohio in 1955 at Kent State University’s WKSU and then WAND, WCMW and WCNS. His early years included working at WCAR in Detroit and as program director at WSLR in Akron. There, his station was ranked number one in Billboard Magazine’s radio response rating.
Ken’s tireless charity and fundraising work for many groups resulted in numerous awards including the CASPER Award from the Central Indiana Community Service Council.”