Ken Sparkes, Australian radio broadcaster, Died at 76

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Ken Sparkes was born on July 20, 1940, and died on September 11, 2016.

He was an Australian radio presenter, television personality (actor, singer, host), disc Jockey and voice-over artist, he also worked as an investigative journalist, sportscaster/commentator and launched briefly a pop career and co-founded his own record label.

Sparkes was a presenter of radio programs, including presenting the breakfast program on Adelaide’s 5KA.

Ken’s early career was at Melbourne’s 3UZ, before launching a career in television in the mid-60’s.

Ken had one of the best known media voices in Australia and was known for years as the “voice of Channel 9”.

Sparkes voice was well known as a booth announcer for the Nine Network and Network Ten.

Ken Sparkes was the host of music variety show’s Kommotion on channel 10 in Melbourne and Bandstand on channel 9 in Sydney.

He died of a heart attack while hosting a river cruise in France.

Ken Sparkes passed away at 76 years old.

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