Ken Freedman

Broadcast Artist

1959 –


Who is Ken Freedman?

Ken Freedman is the ongoing General Manager of WFMU, a freeform radio station. He also co-hosts the conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay with Andy Breckman, as well as hosting his own freeform radio program on Wednesday mornings.

Freedman began his radio career as DJ at Highland Park High School radio station WVHP and later as station manager of WCBN, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor's freeform radio station, where he marked the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan by playing Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" for eighteen consecutive hours.

Freedman joined WFMU as a DJ in December 1983, and succeeded Bruce Longstreet as General Manager in August 1985. At the time, WFMU was licensed to and owned by Upsala College, and based in East Orange, New Jersey.

In February 1986, Freedman launched a program guide/zine called LCD, featuring work by many internationally known writers and artists, including Nick Tosches, Jim Woodring, Drew Friedman, Gary Panter, Harvey Pekar, Dan Clowes, Tony Millionaire, and Chris Ware. In November 2007, The Best of LCD: The Art and Writing of WFMU, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. It was compiled and edited by longtime WFMU radio host Dave "The Spazz" Abramson.

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Feb 18, 1959

on July 23, 2013


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