It all started on a two watt pirate radio station in his bedroom in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the ripe young age of 13. Young Tom Kent would put long songs on and get on his bicycle and ride around the neighborhood, knocking on doors asking his neighbors to listen. At the ripe young age of 18, he hosted the night show at WHBQ in Memphis. He was hired by Memphis Mafioso George Klein who was also Elvis Presley's best friend. He was one of the most outrageous radio personalities in the history of top 40 radio. Over the next several years, Tom Kent would enjoy success on the air at legendary stations like WIXY, KLIF/ DALLAS, WIBG/PHILADELPHIA, WMJX/MIAMI, WGCL/CLEVELAND, WLS/CHICAGO, and WAVA/WASHINGTON. Nominated for many awards including Billboard Major Market Air Personality of the Year, Tom would become legendary in the ranks of radio greats.
Some say he's come full circle — back to his very early teen years when he would also broadcast from his home. Only this time, his neighborhood was the world!
Devils Lake Tourism Presents “The Lego Movie” on Friday, August 1st around 9pm at Roosevelt Park in the Band Shelter. Free to the public, bring your blankets and lawn chairs if you want. Co-sponsored by the DL Park Board with a Kids Camping Night in the park for those 12 and under, registration is from 5-6pm at the Pavillion with lunch served from 6-7pm, there will be a bouncy house from 5-7pm and games & activities from 7-9pm with prizes given out in certain events, the activities are designed for 6-12 year olds. Families must provide their own tent and sleeping bags, and there must be one parent or guardian in each tent. Tents must be removed from the park by 9am the next morning. Anyone interested in participating must pre-register by calling the Recreation Office at 662-8243 by Wednesday, July 30th at 5pm.
Arts in the Park (sponsored by the Devils Lake Lions Club), will be held on Tuesday, July 29th at 7pm at Roosevelt Park, entertainment by Rick Senger and his grand-daughter, easy listening music...pack a picnic, grab your lawn chair, and come on out!