Ken Beatrice was an American radio personality and sports talk radio pioneer. He hosted a Washington D.C. area radio call in sports show for 23 years, first on WMAL 630 between 1973 and 1995, later on WTEM 570 and 980 between 1995 and 2000. His last show on WMAL was on October 6, 1995. He retired on April 20, 2000.
Beatrice's show was known for his encyclopedic memory of obscure sports statistics and his pronounced Boston accent. A memorable feature of Beatrice's show was the respect he gave children who called and his willingness to engage in dialogue—very unlike talk-show hosts these days.
References and notes
- Ken Denlinger (1995-10-07), Callers say goooodbye to WMAL's Beatrice, The Washington Post.
- Leonard Shapiro (1995-10-17), Beatrice's show will go on, The Washington Post.
- Leonard Shapiro (2000-04-18), WTEM talk show host Beatrice to retire, The Washington Post.
- Leonard Shapiro (2000-04-21), He could talk the talk, The Washington Post.