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Ken's Co-Workers

Marji Bedgood
Frank Berry
Bill Burnett
Jay Kuppers
Bud Kurtz
Duane McConnell
Joyce Robbins
Tom Trulson
Bruce Weaver
Tom Wilnau

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 summer of 1977.

The highlight of his time with the station was an interview with then-presidential candidate Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalyn. He also conducted exclusive interviews with Sen. Edward Kennedy, Bob Hope, Arthur Godfrey, and stunt man Buzz Bundy. The latter interview was conducted while Ken was in the car with Bundy on the race track 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.

Station History

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

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