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Ken Simmons

Ken had been an announcer at WVFM when he was promoted to news director in 1974. He served in that capacity until the winter of 1977.

The highlight of his time with the station was a one-on-one interview and private lunch with then-presidential candidate Jimmy Carter and a 90-minute in-studio interview his wife, Rosalyn. He also conducted exclusive interviews with U.S. Senator and later Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, Gov. Reuben Askew, Sen. Edward Kennedy, Bob Hope, Arthur Godfrey, Anita Bryant, and stunt man Buzz Bundy. The latter interview was conducted while Ken was in the car with Bundy on the racetrack as the stunt man was setting the world speed record for a vehicle tilted up on its side and running on two wheels (72 mph).

Prior to joining WVFM, Ken founded Youth Challenge in Lakeland, and served as its executive director. For his work in that endeavor, he was awarded the local Sertoma Club’s “Service to Mankind” award in 1972 and, on that same day, named “Man of the Year” by the Lakeland Ledger newspaper.

Station History

1974 - 1977 WVFM/WEZY-FM 94.1 - Lakeland (News)

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