Dixon was a
very late starter. A lifelong fan of radio, he decided to
give it a try in 1981 - when he was almost forty. Part time
and then full time work at WTRR-AM
to an opportunity to join the on-air staff at WLOQ-FM
103.1, where he did weekend shifts and filled in when
someone took time off. Soon, he was tapped for the overnight
slot, which he filled for three and a half years before changing hats
and becoming the station's full time copywriter. After quickly winning
an Orlando ADDY award
for one of his commercials, Ken was hired as Production Director at WBJW-FM
105.1. In his four years there (and then at WOMX-FM
105.1), he won seven more ADDYs, including a trophy for
best individual entry submitted in any advertising medium.
He also submitted the winning advertising campaign for Nationwide Insurance in a national competition among all Nationwide
Communications-owned radio and television stations. While at WBJW,
he produced original comedy both for the "Breakfast
Bunch" morning show and for national syndication by the Dorsey
and Donnelly organization.
And he tutored broadcasting students in commercial voice
technique. After leaving WOMX in
1990, Ken returned to WLOQ as
Production Director and occasional on-air personality. His promo
series, ''See you
on the radio'', for the Orlando
Radio Broadcasters Association was
selected as best among the entries created for that organization by
stations in the market. Leaving radio production in 1994 to pursue
other interests, he did the evening air shift at WOTS-AM
1220 for a
while before a friend asked for his help managing a growing business.
A year later, he was one of the owners, and he remained involved until
selling his share in 2009. Ken
and his wife
live in Deltona, where he is a freelance writer, editor and publisher.
See more about Ken here.