Twin Cities Broadcaster, Wrestling Voice Rodger Kent Dies At 90
December 3, 2014 at 2:41 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of RODGER KENT, the MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL radio and TV broadcaster best remembered as the voice of professional wrestling's AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION. KENT died FRIDAY (11/28) of pneumonia at a nursing home in COOK, MN, according to the PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING, in whose MINNESOTA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME he was enshrined in 2003. He was 90.
KENT (full name RODGER KENT VOGEL) worked at ABC and WCYB-A/BRISTOL, TN-VA before moving to the TWIN CITIES at WDGY-A in 1950, then to KSTP-A as morning host and sister KSTP-TV hosting a midnight show. After a stint at WCCO-A, he joined WTCN-TV and WTCN-A, where he began calling pro wrestling matches. He later worked at WAYL-A, KTWN, and KLBB-A.
The PAVEK MUSEUM plans a memorial service for KENT on DECEMBER 14th 2-5p (CT).