Ken Sumka Named Radio Milwaukee Afternoon-Drive Host
June 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM (PT)
Veteran music DJ KEN SUMKA has been named afternoon-drive host for Triple A WYMS (88NINE RADIO MILWAUKEE), filling the station’s 3-6p weekday afternoon slot. He replaces STEPHEN KALLEO, who left to go work for SLACKER in SAN DIEGO.
SUMKA has been working as a backup and weekend host at RADIO MILWAUKEE since OCTOBER 2013, when he and his family moved to MILWAUKEE.
In addition to his afternoon shift, SUMKA will be handling production/imaging, generating content for RADIOMILWAUKEE.ORG and hosting a featurette called “Tiny Hits In A Perfect World,” which will celebrate under-heard songs throughout history.
SUMKA previously worked in CHICAGO at CBS Triple A WXRT from 1994 to 2013. He has also worked as an airborne reporter at News WMAQ and WBBM-AM in from 1998-2009 and an afternoon drive host at WCBR (THE BEAR) from 1993-1994.
SUMKA said, “RADIO MILWAUKEE is a great family, not so much a place to work as an extension of my family. Everyone at 88NINE has been gracious and kind. I've never had a radio experience that was so warm and friendly. I look forward to that feeling even growing now that I'm in every day.”