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Tony King is an acclaimed broadcaster and writer based in Alberta Canada. His current professional affiliation is with the CKUA Radio Network.
Tony King began his illustrious career in radio in Wetaskiwin, Alberta where he stepped into producing a weekend show each Saturday and Sunday afternoon for CJOI. In addition to selecting the music, the station was flying the “Casual Country” banner at that time, King’s duties included preparing interstitial talk segments, reading the news, dusting and taking out the trash. All aglow with the inherent glamour of the business, Tony followed his dream to Grande Prairie where he became a resident rock DJ; spinning tunes weekday evenings following the Wolfman Jack show. At 21 years of age, King grew jaded about the direction private radio was headed and returned to the University of Alberta where he pursued a degree in Art & Design. After graduation King went on an exploratory journey to excavate a career. This phase of his life characterized by plenty of reading and soul searching. After considering numerous careers, including Cosmonaut, game show host and MLA, King found himself in front of the radio console once again, producing shows in Edmonton and Vancouver. Having long been a fan of the aesthetic and philosophy behind CKUA, King finally came home when he entered CKUA studios for the first time. Tony is thrilled to host Alberta Morning every weekday on CKUA, and drinks in all of the richness that life and music have to offer and presents it to listeners. In addition to wearing his “on air” hat, Tony is also an accomplished writer who has published short works of fiction, human-interest stories on hockey, travel, food and film. King is a self-confessed workaholic, who also fetés his rapacious appetite for travel, good coffee, cookies, wine, film and reading.