Ken’s radio career began in the summer of 1955
- He was licensed as ‘amateur radio operator’ [ ham radio ] by the FCC. (WA2BQM) Trained and tutored by a decorated Tuskegee Airmen, Gene Browne.
At 19 Ken worked in various electronic companies and worked his way up in the production of audio/video electronic systems and equipment.
In 1969 Ken joined the staff at the City of New York University’s Brooklyn College Department of Speech and Theatre. Now called The Department of Radio and Television. There he served Instructor in the undergraduate and graduate program. At the same time he worked at New York radio stations; WBAB-AM, FM and WWRL-AM in news and ‘on-air’.
In 1971 he joined the Judick Broadcasting Company’s radio station, WBLS-FM. There he was the first ‘Morning Man’ giving that station #1 status in the market. In 1982 he moved to New York’s WRKS-FM (KISS-FM) bringing that station to number one.
- In 1985 he returned to WBLS-FM and then back to WRKS-FM in 1989 and again back to WBLS on-air with his daughter, Teri (‘Webb And Company’) to continue to elevate the stations to #1 for the New York radio market.
In 1982 Ken became a leading International syndicator and produced and hosted ‘Jazz From the City’.
- He produced the weekly show in over 65 stations in the US and 5 countries including Japan over ’The Tokyo-FM Radio Network’ consisting of 27 stations.
Ken was consistently in demand for Master Of Ceremonies at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Centre, The World Famous Apollo Theatre in New York and numerous other popular venues in the Caribbean.
- He has ‘MC’d concerts with performers; George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, James Brown and many more.
- Ken and his brother ‘Tommy’ pioneered internet streaming in the mid 1990’s throughout the Caribbean extending his reach in sales, service and marketing.
- He diversified his work by forming ‘Ken Webb Communications’ which combined sales and marketing with his radio, internet and television production that offered a powerful element and service to the developing internet industry.
On the ‘community service’ side of things, Ken founded both The WBLS Sur-Shot and the WRKS ‘KISS Kards’ benefit basketball teams for the purpose of raising much needed funds for the New York Metro area communities.
- As an active player and fan Ken takes great pride in his image as a wholesome role model, often lecturing at schools and community groups on the necessity of a good education, and the perils of substance abuse. Despite his hectic schedule, Ken still finds time to donate his talent to numerous local and national non-profit organizations.
In 2005 Ken Joined SiriusXM and can be heard on-air ‘Soultown’, Channel #49, 6a (M-F)
Webb enjoys listening to jazz, traveling, playing golf and the Ministry. He and his wife Theresa have raised 7 children with 5 grandchildren.