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Kent was born in Columbus, Ohio and lived in cities all over the state and in New Jersey. While in school, Kent played trumpet in a national-champion marching band and participated in school and community theater with an eye toward one day becoming a Hollywood actor.
He also listened to radio whenever he could and knew it would be fun to be on the radio. Eventually, a freak accident led to a career decision. While in high school gym class in Brecksville, Ohio, he broke his wrist playing football. The cast on his arm prevented him from wearing his band uniform, so the director made him the band announcer. Thus, Kent’s public announcing career was launched.
Kent attended Ohio University, studying radio and television production, working at the campus radio and television stations, and learning 14 computer languages. He was one of the first in the country to create software for scheduling music on radio and for keeping score in bowling using mainframe computers.
He also acted in the weekly radio comedy “Fox Paw” alongside Nancy Cartwright who became a popular voice actor in Hollywood, doing the voice of Bart Simpson and many other characters. After graduating in 1979, his career took him to radio and television stations in Somerville, NJ, Owensboro, KY, Evansville, IN, Columbus, OH, and Indianapolis, IN. In 1988, he was recruited to come to KOMA to put the oldies format on the air.
“KOMA has always been a fun place to be, especially with the opportunity to work with all the OKC legends that make up our air staff. And Oklahoma City is a great growing city and the people here are the friendliest in the country. That is why I have felt so blessed to be here for so many years,” he said.
In addition to his work at KOMA, Kent is host of the nationally syndicated radio show, “Totally Awesome 80s.” His voiceover work includes training videos, audio books, phone systems, and film trailers. He is a producer, director, and talent for television commercials and industrial videos, and can be seen in feature films including “Hoosiers” with Gene Hackman, “The Gray Man”, “Cowgirls ‘n Angels” with Bailee Madison and James Cromwell, and as Judge Minehart in “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer” with Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris, and Nick Searcy.
FAVORITE GROUPS: Heart, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar
FAVORITE T.V. SHOWS: Everybody Loves Raymond, CSI Miami, America’s Got Talent, The Voice.
FAVORITE MOVIES: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Toy Story, Minority Report, Super 8.
OTHER INTERESTS: Audio, video and film production, drone photography, bowling, swimming, tennis, racquetball.
PERSONAL QUOTE: “Success is the result of honest efforts and positive attitudes”.