Having worked with Bud Connell at WFUN in Miami, Danny Dark was one of the first people Connell brought on board at KXOK in 1961, where he quickly became top-rated. Listeners knew him as “Danny Dark from Radio Park.”
Local friends remember him as the kind of guy who’d meet with them at a neighborhood tavern and tell jokes and laugh until closing time. In late 1962, Dark left KXOK for a brief stint at WIL before his stellar career took him to Hollywood to become the most dominant voice in America.
He was the voice of dozens of major companies’ commercials, the first heard on TV’s Bonanza, the cartoon voice of Superman, and the rich, baritone voice of NBC-TV for over 25 years.