WKTV’s most famous alumni is the renowned Dick Clark, a name known all over the world. Dick Clark is most well-known for his annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, a show aired on ABC for the past thirty years as a countdown to the New Year. He gained national prominence as host of American Bandstand, the first network television series devoted to Rock and Roll and the longest running musical show in television history.
Sadly, American's "Oldest Teenager" suffered a mild stroke in 2004, forcing him to not attend his New Year's Eve broadcast for the first time in three decades. He made a triumphant return appearance in 2005 and has appeared in a smaller role ever since.