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.