Oral History Information
Ken Hyams was a key franchise owner of Altec Lansing in the early days of consumer electronics. He worked for a Los Angeles retailer for audio, consumer-electronic, products in the late 1940s and 1950s. While witnessing the growth and development of the audio industry, particularly with products such as those offered by Harman Kardon and Altec Lansing, Ken decided to open his own company. Allied Communications Inc. was established in 1964 and ran as a successful business until Ken retired in 2001, when he closed the company. He was proud of the service he provided his company and enjoyed the many friends he made along the way.