Dave “The King” Wilson, a world renowned stand-up comedian of 11 years, has been an Indianapolis radio listeners’ companion for longer than that. First in 1983 to 1995 with Bob & Tom on Q-95 and then as the longtime host of the WIBC afternoon show, Dave has become part of the Indy landsape. A native of Speedway, Wilson grew up less than a mile from the Brickyard and spent a great deal of time at the track during May as a youth, just as he now does as an adult.
Dave Wilson (AKA “The King”)
Northwest High School-Indianapolis Graduated 1973
1973-1975 Em-Roe Sporting Goods-Retail
1975-1983 Various Small engine retailers and wholesalers, Worked in sales, management and parts departments.
1983-1994 Stand up comedian. Headlined Comedy Clubs and other venues across the country. Appeared on several national and local TV and Radio programs.
1984 Showtime’s Funniest Comic in Indiana winner.
1992-2008 Owned and operated One-Liners Comedy Club and Wilson’s Bar in Greenwood, IN.
10,000 sq ft operation. Comedy shows 5 nights a week. Booked acts and performed. Managed Wilson’s Bar & Restaurant
1994-1996 Speedway Audio – Owned and operated a website that manufactured and sold copies of the IMS Radio Network broadcasts of Indianapolis 500 races
1994-1997 Indianapolis Colts Announcer @ RCA Dome
1997-2000 Indiana Pacers fill in Announcer
1997-1998 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Announcer
1993-1996 ESPN-Pit reporter for Saturday Night and Thursday Night Thunder
1993-1995 WNDY-TV Indianapolis. Covered The 500 and 400 at IMS as a reporter
1994-1996 WNDY-TV Indianapolis. Hosted late night movie show
1994-1995 ESPN2 Play by Play anchor for Saturday Night Lighting Kart Races
1983-1995 WFBQ-Bob & Tom Show-“The King” Comedy Character
1991-1995 WFBQ-Bob & Tom Show-Racing Reporter for the show
1991-1994 WNDE Sunday Morning Sports Talk Show-Host
2003-Present Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network-Color commentator, Stats, Pit Reporter.
1995-2009 WIBC-Host of The Dave Wilson Show Arbitron ranked #3 12 Plus Fall book 2008
1992-2009 One-Liners Comedy Club hosted fund raising and charity events weekly.
Estimated over $500,000 in contributions in 16 years of operation
1996-2008 Kroger Race for Riley presented by Cheerio’s in 13 years John Andretti and I
raised over 1.3 million dollars for Riley’s Children’s Hospital in Indy. We
also brought awareness to the importance of the work and research there.