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Wink Martindale net worth: Wink Martindale is an American radio DJ and television host who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Wink Martindale, also known as Winston Conrad Martindale, was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and began DJing at a local radio station just after finishing high school. He went on to graduate from Memphis State University, while also hosting the morning show for WHBQ in Memphis. He then went on to serve as the morning host for multiple stations in Los Angeles. He also had two spoken word recordings chart in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts in the late 50s. He began hosting television music programs, and then game shows, in the mid-60s. He went on to host a wide variety of game shows, including "What's This Song", "Gambit", "Tic-Tac-Dough", "Headline Chasers", "Bumper Stumper", "Trivial Pursuit", "Debt", and "Instant Recall". He also co-produced many of the productions.
Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (born December 4, 1934) is an American disc jockey and television game show host.
Martindale was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and started his career as a disc jockey at age 17 at WPLI in Jackson, earning $25 a week.
He was hired away by WTJS for double the salary by Jackson's only other station, WDXI. He next hosted mornings at WHBQ in Memphis while a college student at Memphis State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1957. While there Martindale became a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Martindale's rendition of the spoken-word song "Deck of Cards" went to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold over a million copies in 1959. It also peaked at No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1963, one of four visits to that chart. It was followed by "Black Land Farmer". In 1959, he became morning man at KHJ in Los Angeles, California, moving a year later to the morning show at KRLA and finally to KFWB in 1962. He also had lengthy stays at KGIL, KKGO/KJQI and Gene Autry's KMPC. In 1967, Martindale narrated a futuristic documentary which predicted Internet commerce.
Martindale's first break into television was at WHBQ-TV in Memphis, as the host of Mars Patrol, a science-fiction themed children's television program. It was at his tenure with WHBQ that Martindale became the host of the TV show Teenage Dance Party where his friend Elvis Presley made an appearance. Following Presley's death in 1977, Martindale aired a nationwide tribute radio special in his honor.
Martindale's first game show hosting job was on the show What's This Song?, which he hosted for NBC in 1964. His first successful show would not come for another eight years, when he took the emcee position on a new CBS game show, Gambit. He spent four years hosting the original Gambit and later hosted a Las Vegas-based revival for thirteen months in 1980-81.
The emcee role Martindale is most widely known for is the one he served on Tic

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