Ken Beatrice

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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,[1] later on WTEM 570 and 980 between 1995[2] and 2000.[3] His last show on WMAL was on October 6, 1995. He retired on April 20, 2000.[4]


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[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Denlinger (1995-10-07), Callers say goooodbye to WMAL's Beatrice, The Washington Post.
  2. ^ Leonard Shapiro (1995-10-17), Beatrice's show will go on, The Washington Post.
  3. ^ Leonard Shapiro (2000-04-18), WTEM talk show host Beatrice to retire, The Washington Post.
  4. ^ Leonard Shapiro (2000-04-21), He could talk the talk, The Washington Post.