Richard has a record and CD collection that rivals most radio station libraries. His hobby is collecting recorded music, sports, news, and comedy recordings... in LP, 45's and 78 formats. With the depth of his collection, he can feature one artist or one band, presenting music seldom heard on radio. Not content to merely spin records, he likes to present a theme or topical show such as: music of the war years, historical events, seasonal topics and Mardi Gras music during the Carnival season. Richard is adamant about presenting his show live, from recordings.
Richard and wife Jean moved to Monroe in 1961, and he has been involved in a number of businesses in his time here. Most unique is the mail order business he developed and continues to maintain, which has resulted in Richard's other name -- The Boomerang Man.
While traveling, Richard discovered public radio, and he subsequently become one of the early proponents of bringing public radio to northeastern Louisiana in the form of KEDM.