Ken Alexander Obituary – Cause of Death: In loving memory of longtime ‘Those Were the Days’ announcer Ken Alexander.
WDCB Listener-Supported Jazz & Blues mourns the passing of longtime ‘Those Were the Days’ announcer Ken Alexander via a statement shared on Facebook.
“All of us at WDCB are saddened to report the death of our good friend and longtime Those Were the Days announcer Ken Alexander, who left us this week at the age of 93,” the statement read.
Those Were the Days host Steve Darnall offers this remembrance…
For 35 years, Chuck Schaden and I had the pleasure of working with Ken every week on TWTD. He was our “permanent guest host,” taking the microphone whenever we couldn’t. He was a fixture of our Halloween shows, where he routinely demonstrated his flair for impersonations. He contributed to WDCB’s Pledge Drives by writing (and sometimes singing) special lyrics that made the appeal for pledges in an engaging and humorous way. For more then 20 years, he was our “newsman,” sharing stories and highlights from vintage newspapers. He was part of our show right up to the end, making numerous contributions to our October 29 Hallowe’en show. In everything he did, Ken’s affection for radio was always readily apparent. He remembered every detail from his broadcasting career because every moment he spent in this medium meant so much to him.
Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him knows that Ken was, above all else, a gentleman, both polite and unfailingly modest. He never went out of his way to court applause and always seem pleasantly astonished when people turned out at events to meet him and tell him how much they enjoyed his work.
Words fall short of expressing our grief for your loss, as we mourn with family and friends for this great loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please receive our heartfelt condolences.
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