Real Rock Army

Ken Barker of Belleville, IL


Ken Barker of Belleville, IL joined the Real Rock Army today!

Ken started listening to KSHE in 1968, 1969. He can remember listening to entire albums at night without a break

Ken says the KSHE Klassics Show has always been a favorite of his

Ken remembers The Side Show, where he first heard Nektar’s Remember the Future and he was so blown away, he went out and bought the album the next day

Ken was in the audience for the last KSHE Kite Flying Contest in Forest Park

Ken first saw REO Speedwagon at the MIssissippi River Festival, due to listening to KSHE

Ken says what he probably likes best about KSHE is, the station is never afraid to stretch the boundaries and enlighten and entertain their audience

Ken can wear one of his KSHE t-shirts or hoodies and get reactions everywhere he goes, because KSHE is known everywhere

Ken and his wife Karen have been married for over 12 years, and they have 7 kids and 10 grandkids between them

Ken’s wife owns her own hair salon in Belleville, and he has worked in IT for over 30 years, the last 7 or so for Ameren

Ken owns a lake house in Southern Illinois and they enjoy their weekend getaways to relax and fish and visit with family and friends

Ken likes to work with wood, do yard work and spend a great deal of time, when not at the lake, going to estate sales in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area

KSHE songs Ken wanted to hear today:

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Karn Evil 9
Steely Dan – Do It Again
Black Sabbath – Iron Man

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