WSGS Founder Ernest Sparkman Dead At 84
January 18, 2010 at 4:59 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of WSGS/HAZARD, KY co-founder ERNEST SPARKMAN, who died FRIDAY in HAZARD at 84.
SPARKMAN, who joined WSGS' AM sister WKIC in 1948 after working at other stations in KENTUCKY, put WSGS on the air in 1959 as WKIC-F, and was known as one of the primary voices of high school football and basketball in EASTERN KENTUCKY. He also served as President of the KENTUCKY BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION in 1975.