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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.