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From the plains of the Dakotas to the desert of the Great Southwest… from the mountains to the prairies and wherever a radio tower beckoned or a microphone screamed out his name, Richard Stevens has followed in a family tradition of connecting with listeners on the radio. Richard was born into a family of entertaining personalities; some made a career out of it (his oldest brother is radio legend and TV personality Shadoe Stevens), while others have quietly entertained family and friends for years without the need of a microphone.
Richard was a 16 year old high schooler when he started his first radio job in his hometown of Jamestown, North Dakota. His journey carried him to Palm Springs, California, where at the age of 23, he entertained retired snowbirds on the radio by playing musical greats like Sinatra, Benny Goodman, and Nat King Cole. In another life, Richard filled in for his brother as the announcer on TV’s “Hollywood Squares” and went on to host radio shows on Oldies stations, Country stations, Soul/R’n’B stations, Rock stations, and various contemporary hit music stations in Los Angeles, Dallas and on the USA and ABC radio networks.
For over ten years, Richard interviewed some of the biggest stars and highest profile news-makers while co-hosting a syndicated news magazine plus a radio show similar to TV’s “Good Morning America”. In addition, nearly five years, he co-hosted an interview and lifestyle morning show on the ABC Radio Networks. Today, Richard provides information, entertainment, and music on Cumulus Media Networks’ AC format.
These days he finds satisfaction in uniting busy yet curious WGRT listeners with interesting and informative guests while sharing insights and ideas along with a certain wacky perspective on the world. Richard is married to his soul mate Amy, and together they have three grown children. It’s the simple pleasures of life that bring them joy, like long walks, yoga, movies, quirky TV shows, and enjoying time together at home.