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Ken has been a familiar voice in Branch County for a quarter century with AM 1590 and FM 95.5 WTVB, coming to Coldwater in 1984 after graduating from Central Michigan University. Ken Delaney has been a fixture in the Branch County community for 28 years. He is Market Manager, Program Director and morning show host for WTVB-AM/FM in Coldwater, Michigan, a division of Midwest Communications, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Central Michigan University in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, with a minor in Political Science. He is a three-time winner of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Award for On-Air Personality.
Ken is the Co-Chairman of the Tibbits Opera House Restoration Capital Campaign, and Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer Coach at Coldwater High School. He recently retired after 8 years on the Board of Trustees of the Community Health Center of Branch County and is past-Chairman of the Branch County Republican Party. Other community leadership roles have included the Branch County Historical Society Board of Directors, Safety Director for Branch County AYSO Soccer Region 1289, Branch Family YMCA Committee, Branch County Chamber of Commerce Car Show-Swap Meet Committee Chairman, Branch County Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee Chairman, Family Services Network Board Member, the Branch County 4-H Foundation Board of Directors, and the Branch County SAFE Kids Committee. Previously Delaney has served as President of Coldwater Community Theatre, Vice President of the Coldwater Sister City Festival Committee, and Chairman of the Committee for Branch County Seniors Millage Campaign. Other committees he has served on include the Coldwater Community Schools Technology Committee, the Coldwater Community Schools Elementary Feasibility Committee, the Branch County Local Emergency Planning Committee, the Tibbits Opera Foundation Board of Directors, the City of Coldwater Multi-Purpose Recreation Center Committee, and the Community Action Agency Walk for Warmth Committee.
Ken's wife Christine is the Executive Director of the Tibbits Opera Foundation in Coldwater, MI. Their son Jason is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida and son Sean is a freshman at Coldwater High School in Coldwater.
Rick, a native of the rural mid-west, has been a member of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters for over twenty years. In addition to the early morning show Rick provides an hour's worth of news and information for people on the farm and in the city. Rick is the recipient of the Michigan Farm Bureau's Farm Broadcaster of the Year award.