Ken Anthony

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Biography

Ken Anthony has been a Rock music lover since he wore out the grooves on the first Led Zeppelin album. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken started his radio career in San Jose in the 80’s, working at the legendary KSJO/San Jose as their afternoon rock jock and eventually Music Director and Program Director.

After a few years rocking in Texas for KISS/San Antonio and KLOL/Houston, he found his way to Southern California in 1991 when he was hired to return to his native California to take on the #1 rock programming job in America- KLOS/Los Angeles.

Anthony successfully directed KLOS for two years and was rewarded for his work, being named 1991’s Radio MVP of the Year by the Album Network magazine, followed in 1992 by winning Billboards Magazine’s Major Market Program Director of the Year in the Rock category for the second time in three years.

After leaving KLOS in late 1992, Anthony brought Alternative radio to St. Louis with the creation and launching of KPNT (The Point)/St. Louis. The Point has become a franchise radio station in the Midwest. Again in 1993, Anthony was rewarded for his work with KPNT by winning 1993’s Alternative Radio MVP of the Year by the Album Network Magazine.

Anthony returned to Los Angeles in 1994 to program Classic Rock KLSX until they flipped to a Talk format in 1995. The following year, Anthony formed Radio Think Tank, a consulting and marketing company, and has continued working with some of the top Rock based radio stations in the country.

In addition to running Radio Think Tank, in 2004, Anthony was named Rock Editor of the leading industry trade publication Radio & Records. After leaving R&R in late 2005, Anthony continued his successful consultancy with clients in varied formats of Rock.

In August of 2012, Anthony joined All Access (www.allaccess.com) as Rock Editor of the world’s #1 destination for news and info for the radio and record industry. In his role as Rock Editor, Anthony works with Rock Radio stations as well as major and independent Rock labels to help maintain and strengthen the Rock format for listeners across the U.S. and Canada.

Now Ken Anthony has come full circle, back on the radio playing the greatest Rock of all time for the Rock of Southern California, 95.5 KLOS!

 


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