Monday, September 12, 2016

Vale Ken Sparkes

I was saddened to hear of the sudden passing of legendary Australian radio presenter, Ken Sparkes. I don't remember hearing any of his radio work, but in recent years I regularly watched his cable television program, Jukebox Saturday Night, which he hosted. It screened classic hits music video clips from the 1950s to the 1980s.

He seemed to be a warm and decent man. At time of writing, nothing has been announced about the show continuing with a new host. Commercial radio stations seem to be playing less music from that era, so shows like Jukebox Saturday Night kept it alive, and remind younger generations of a time when music was written on manuscript paper, and played using instruments.

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