Highlights for Ken Tanner
Farm broadcasters Verne Strickland, Ray Wilkinson and Ken Tanner enjoy a moment in the field.
Ken Tanner joined Capitol Broadcasting in December, 1979. He was a Farm reporter/anchor on WRAL-TV and on radio. Prior to WRAL, Ken worked at WNCT radio in Greenville, North Carolina where he caught the eye and ear of Ray Wilkinson, VP of Capitol Broadcasting.
During this interview with CBC Special Projects Director John Harris, Ken shares behind-the-scenes stories, bloopers, fun at the NC State Fair, and his admiration for the CBC Farm team led by Ray Wilkinson.
Ken began his broadcasting career during his high school years as a sportscaster. He has returned to his radio roots as the radio announcer for the Durham Bulls Baseball team.
Tanner is interviewed by John Harris, CBC Director of Special Projects.
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Farm reporter Ken Tanner and WRAL-TV Money Desk reporter Tina Seldin on location at the NC State Fair.
WRAL Sports Anchor Tom Suiter and Farm Reporter Ken Tanner call the game between the Durham Bulls and Winston Salem Spirit at the Durham ballpark in the early 80s. The video picks up the action in the 4th inning and continues to the 7th inning. You will also see Tom McNamara, Susan Dahlin, and Sharon Nash sharing things of interest happening at the ballpark and around Durham. Note: you will hear a radio broadcast of the NASCAR race in Talledega playing in the background.