Golden Age Voice Ken Roberts Dies At 99
June 29, 2009 at 4:57 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of "Golden Age of Radio" announcer, host, and actor KEN ROBERTS, who died JUNE 19th of pneumonia in NEW YORK at 99, according to the WASHINGTON POST.
ROBERTS, the father of actor TONY ROBERTS, started his career at the old WPCH-A/HOBOKEN, NJ in the late 1920's, then became an announcer at CBS flagship WABC-A (now WCBS-A)/NEW YORK in 1931. He hosted and announced many radio shows over the years before moving to television as the announcer introducing the CBS soap operas "THE SECRET STORM" and "LOVE OF LIFE." He later parodied his own work as the announcer for the running sketch "Love of Chair" on PBS children's series "THE ELECTRIC COMPANY" in the 1970s.