Ricky King at WTKO (1981)|
Rick Sommers, a veteran downstate jock and voice talent, got his start in Central New York at Ithaca's AM 1470 WTKO. Recalling those early years as Ricky King, Sommers says, "After listening back to those early tapes, I have to wonder how I ever got a job in the 'real world.'"
In 1981, Sommers left Ithaca for an internship at WABC in New York. That led to seven years at Long Island's WBLI, some time at WYNY, and since 1991 he has been part of the air staff at 106.7 Lite FM in New York City.
Rick's brother is Syracuse radio veteran Peter King.
Related link: www.ricksommers.com