Ken G. Cunningham AM
Era : 1991 – onwards
For the past 40 years, Ken Cunningham has become the doyen of sports commentators in Adelaide, working in both television and local radio.
From 1968 to 2004, Ken was employed by Channel 9 Adelaide as a sports commentator and worked on such shows as The Michael Peterson Sports Show, Channel 9 Football Inquest with Max Hall and KG’s Saturday Footy Show.
He was also engaged to read the weekend sports news on the Channel 9 weekend news broadcast.
From 1977 to 2008, coupled with his television commitments, Ken worked on radio as a sports commentator.
He started at Radio 5DN and worked there from 1977 until 1990. Ken then moved to FiveAA, teaming initially with David Hookes (KG and Hookesy’s Sports Show, 1991–1994) and then with Graham Cornes (KG and Cornesy’s Sports Show, 1995–2008).
In 2009, Ken broke new ground by appearing with Phil Smyth on an internet sports show named KG and the General.
Ken continued working for Radio 5AA as a sports commentator (part-time) on the Saturday Morning Sports Show and football commentary team for the 2009 season.
In 2010, Ken moved to Triple M in a new Saturday morning sports show Dead Set Legends, joining Dale Lewis and later, Andrew Jarman. Ken continued his television work, appearing on Channel 7 in Adelaide as a sports commentator (2005–ongoing) and in a special segment on the lifestyle show Discovery in 2011.
From 2009 to 2011, Ken had a regular column in the Friday edition of the Adelaide Advertiser titled Strike me Pink.
• Field Umpire for 130 games 1961 – 1967
• Grand Finals 4
• State games 3
• Australian Carnival, Hobart 1966
• Awarded Member of the Order of Australia for service to sport 1990
• 12 time winner of SANFL Media Awards
• Patron of Lobethal Football Club (1992 – 1995)
• Inducted into the Australian Football Media Awards Hall of Fame 2008
OTHER SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS:
• Played 89 matches for South Australia in Cricket 1961 – 1974
• Captained South Australia in Cricket (on 10 occasions)
• Scored 5144 runs (nine centuries, average 37) and took 45 wickets (average 33.84)