Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Ken Carpenter

Recorded February 17th, 1975 - 31 min

One of radio’s foremost and best-known announcers for nearly 40 years, he was closely associated with Bing Crosby’s programs. He was born August 21, 1900 and was 74 at the time of our conversation in his Brentwood, California home. He died October 16, 1984 at age 84. 

Bing Crosby Show - 10/9/52 - Jane Wyman, Joe Venuti

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to announcer Ken Carpenter on the Bing Crosby Show on 10/9/52.


  1. Ernest Flippin says... comment left on May 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Wonderful site…thrilled to hear Hal Perry and the great Jim Jordan…Ken Carpenter was one of my favorite announcers…loved him on the Great Gildersleeve.

  2. John McTague says... comment left on October 7, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Just finding out about Ken Carpenter. Moments after discovering he was my 6th cousin 2x removed, I discovered he was a great announcer from the Golden Age of Radio. If only I had those pipes when I was in radio.