Ken Black


Where were you born and raised?
   Born in Grand Rapids and Raise in Linden,MI

Married?  Kids?  Animals?
   In a relationship and we have a 1 year old son

Your typical breakfast.
   I've heard of this, maybe I should GOOGLE it and see what its all about

Talents.
   Talking about and introducing songs

Favorite Charities.
   FocusHope and The Eastern Michigan Food Bank

Neat and Clean or Messy and Unorganized?

  100% OCD

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
   Photography and enjoying all the nature the Blue Water area offers

Your favorite concerts.
  "SARS-stock" a 2003 benefit in Toronto featuring The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Guess Who, RUSH, Justin Timberlake, Have Love Will Travel, Flaming Lips, and many others... second largest event in Canadian history with over 400,000 people

One thing that's sure to make you laugh.
  Crotch shots and people falling down

Favorite Movies.
   The Big Lebowski, all of Wes Anderson (Life Aquatic, Rushmore) and Guy Ritchie's (Snatch, Lock Stock) films

Favorite Artists/Bands.
   Beastie Boys, Beach Boys, Ted Nugent, Johnny Cash

Favorite TV Shows.
   Jeopardy!, NOVA, Nature, Big Bang Theory,  and old COPS from the 90's

One thing someone may not know about you.
  I'm a nerd and enjoy it

Best advice for someone who wants to be in radio.
  Don't buy a new car when you first get hired, you won't be able to afford it.  But keep as active in your station as you can and record everything you say On-Air.  To get in the door stalk the station at remotes but avoid coming off as creepy.

Memorable On-Air/Radio moment.
  Being auctioned off at a bar for charity, made $175 for the kids next guy made $27 :)

Favorite Local Restaurants.
  The Vintage and Quay Street Brewery

Favorite Places to Shop.
  Ebay and Amazon.com

Favorite Local Hang out.
  My son and I are always strolling the Fort Gratiot Nature Walk and the Blue Water Riverwalk

First Job.
  Local Farm stand when I was 12

Favorite Book.
  Outliers by Malcom Gladwell,  Life With Mae by Neal Shine (my grandfather), all of Chuck Palahniuk's novels (Fight Club, Diary, etc.)

Pet Peeves.
   People who don't turn their lights on in the rain or fog, and the Canadians on the north end who still drive using KPH not MPH
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