Ken Carberry’s broadcast career runs the gamut from performer to manager to station owner. He pioneered the concept of “block programming.” Ken worked as a top-40 drive-time disc jockey during the late 1950s and 1960s on Boston AM radio stations WMEX, WCOP and WORL. During that period he produced and hosted The Pepsi Dance Party held at large venues around New England. It featured top flight national musical talent in concert in live broadcasts on some of Boston’s most powerful stations.
Through the 1970s, Ken became involved in radio management and purchased WRYT (formerly WORL), eventually renaming it WROL. Carter Broadcasting established a nationwide religious network with WROL as flagship. Ken also launched one of the area’s longest running and most popular Irish music shows The Irish Hit Parade, which is still airing today. He went on to acquire WRIB Providence, WLOB Portland and WACE Springfield and, more recently, WCRN 830 AM in Worcester, a 50,000-watt talk station serving much of southern New England. He is still actively involved in WCRN’s daily operation.