Ken Dudeney – Radio WM photocard

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Ken Dudeney used to present a country music Saturday lunchtime show on Radio WM called ‘Town and Country’.

Thanks to Stuart Gandy for making the photocard available.

Michael Fisher remembers Ken well:

“I remember Ken from the Radio Birmingham days and was delighted to meet him at the reunion last August. He was also the one who “closed” Radio Brum and re-opened it with its new brand of WM.”

Radio Birmingham and Radio WM producer and presenter Pete Simpkin adds the following information:

“Ken still lives within a stone’s throw of Pebble Mill and has a comprehensive collection of memorabilia about Radio Birmingham/ WM. We shared many hair raising situations ‘on air’ and also he was the person who actually suggested the name WM when change was mooted but was shouted down!”

Andy Caddick worked with Ken:

“I worked with Ken in the early 80’s when he presented the afternoon show on WM. Lovely man and voice.”

Sparks, Andy Frizzell remembers a challenging booking:

“I lit a New Year’s Eve show that Ken hosted/produced at Longbridge Social Club. Frank Ifield headlined and allegedly had a contract that insisted on a follow spot on him. Lighting for radio? Hmmmm.”

Tim Manning:

“As an aside, most of the photos for these promotional flyers for the re-launched Radio WM were taken by Stuart Roper at the back of Pebble Mill by the stream. He had a favourite spot for taking them.”

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2 Comments

  • I am fortunate enough to have known Ken Dudeney
    and his late wife Jo. They were a lovely couple. Ken was a very talented presenter.
    I had a call today to tell me that Ken sadly
    passed away on January 5th. I had received my
    card from him at Christmas, but without the letter that usually accompanied it. Just love
    from him and Ambrose, his beloved cat.
    Ken will be greatly missed by his friends and fans. R.I.P. Ken you were one ina
    million.

  • We also had our usual card from Ken so the news yesterday was very sad.
    A talented man in so many fields.

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