MVC’s Voice of the Vikings to be Inducted into Moberly Area Community College Athletic Hall of Fame
Missouri Valley College’s Ken Kujawa will be inducted into the Moberly Area Community College (MACC) Athletic Hall of Fame on April 13. Ken is the director of the Viking Sports Network, teaches in the mass communication department, and is the voice of the Missouri Valley Vikings.
Induction into the MACC Athletic Hall of Fame is based in large part on ones performance while at MACC as well as what the individual has done after leaving MACC. High character, good citizenship and overall quality of the individuals personal life are also factors.
Ken began working for KWIX and KRES Radio in Moberly, Missouri in 1978. During his 30-year career in radio, he broadcast over 1,500 MACC Greyhound games as the voice of Greyhound basketball.
During his time at MACC, Ken recalls many memorable moments.
“I broadcast from eight different NJCAA national tournaments in Hutchinson, which was highlighted by the second place finish in 2005. The win in 1982 that broke Three Rivers 80 game home winning streak and sent the Hounds to Hutch for the second year in a row is another one that sticks out,” said Kujawa. “The overtime win by Kenny Seifert’s team over West Plains in 2001 that gave the Hounds a regional title and the double overtime win over defending champion Southeastern Iowa in 2002 that put the Hounds back in Hutchinson for the first time since 1989 were both fun games to witness.”
In 2008, Ken accepted a position at Missouri Valley College to teach mass communication classes, serve as director of the KMVC-FM campus radio station and to develop the Viking Sports Network. Throughout the last 13 years, Ken became the voice of the Vikings, covering play-by-play broadcasting for MVC athletics.
“I have known Ken for close to 30 years,” said MVC President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey. “While working at KRES Radio, he called many of the high school basketball games my husband coached and then when I worked at MACC, of course I listened to him call the Greyhound games. I jumped at the opportunity to bring Ken to Missouri Valley College. He has been a tremendous asset to us at MVC and he is very deserving of the honor that Moberly Area Community College is bestowing upon him. Ken is well known far and wide for his great voice and for being a very fair commentator.”