Ken Leccese

Ken Leccese WCKMWhen and where did you get your start in professional radio?

Running the board for the New York Mets games on WOBM-AM in Howell, New Jersey. September, 1988.

What are your interests?

Cooking, gardening, watching sports, playing golf, bowling, stand-up comedy.

What are your favorite movies?

Back To The Future, Star-Trek movies, Field of Dreams, and Caddyshack.

What are your favorite TV shows?

The Big Bang Theory, The Sports Reporters and Outside The Lines on ESPN, and I love watching The Travel Channel and Food Network.

Who are your favorite recording artists?

Huey Lewis and The News, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Dave Clark 5.

What are you favorite sports teams?

NY Rangers, NY Giants, NY Mets and Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football.

What are your favorite foods?

Pizza, shrimp, peanut butter, and chocolate of course.

What is your nickname or nicknames?

Opie, The Garden Boy, K-Dog.

What are your pet or pet’s names?

I have a cat named Meow who I adopted in October of 2012.

What is the one thing you shouldn’t tell us about you?

I took ballroom dancing in high school gym class (it was to get out of doing square dancing!)

What is the weirdest thing to happen to you while on the air?

Nothing really out of the ordinary except those times when you’re trying to be serious while taking phone calls and you get listeners who try to be funny or obnoxious when you put them on.

Who were your inspirations to be on the air?

Don Imus (before the Rutgers women’s basketball team comment), Dan Ingram of WABC, Charles Laquidara from WBCN in Boston, Ross Brittian and Brian Wilson.

What is an unknown fact or two about you?

I would like to voice cartoon characters.

Who would you like to play you in the movie of your life?

I thought Steve Carell of Matthew McConaughey already played me in a movie.