Ken Sparkes, Australian radio broadcaster, Died at 76


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.