One of my greatest influences was a quietly excellent radio man named Ken Alexander. He was the Operations Manager of the station once know as AM82 WAIT, Chicago. I had the great good fortune to work with Ken for two years in the early 1980s.
Ken was the man who taught me that witch and which are not pronounced the same. That diamond has 3 syllables. And a million other little details that have given a polish to my voice and speech that I could never have learned without someone like Ken to make it possible.
I wish I had some links to direct you to, but WAIT is no longer. Even the station where Ken went after WAIT (WNIB) is no longer. And Ken was such a self-effacing, humble man, he was almost invisible…unless you knew where to look. I’m so very grateful that I learned where to look.