Bob Richards


HOMETOWN: Indianapolis

CAREER HISTORY: Worked in the restaurant business for 10 years before choosing radio as a career, which has been the last 23 years, I’m a lucky guy!

FAVE LIVE MUSIC VENUE: The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville 

FAVORITE CONCERT I’VE EVER BEEN TO: Bob Seger at Market Square Arena in 1980. A close second is last year’s Brad Paisley’s show at the Verizon Wireless Music Center. And, Sugarland at the Music Mill in 2005. And, Keith Urban in a small conference room in 2003. And….I have a lot of 2nd favorite concerts.

MOVIES: Comedies, especially action comedies. I’m a guy, I love to laugh and like watch things blow up.

TELEVISION: My recent favorite is Top Chef on Bravo 

HEROES: My parents, John Wooden, John Maxwell, Charlie Morgan  

MEMORABLE ON AIR MOMENT: My first on-air break ever I said “good morning!” It was 6pm on a Saturday night. 

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’ve been on a game show & won a bunch of stuff!

COOLEST CELEBRITY I EVER MET: Almost everyone in country music is great. Outside of the music business I would say Jay Leno, he’s a very nice guy.  

DREAM INTERVIEW: John Wooden

STRANGEST RUMOR I EVER HEARD ABOUT MYSELF: Not necessarily a rumor but I’ve had people who have heard me on the air say “I though you were older and fatter.”

ADDICTION: Coffee and chocolate, often at the same time.

FAVE LOCAL BAR: Harry & Izzy’s 

FAVE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Harry & Izzy’s 

FAVE LOCAL HANG OUT: My backyard

DREAM VACATION: Italy or a tour of the Holy Land

FAVE ESCAPE: a beach in the Virgin Islands

FAVE THING ABOUT WORK: The music & the people!

TYPICAL BREAKFAST: Green tea, egg whites and oatmeal. I have it for dinner sometimes too. Good stuff! 

HOW I SPEND MY FREE TIME: With my family, whatever I’m doing outside of work it’s usually with family.   

FAVE ROADTRIP FROM INDY: To Chicago about every 6 weeks. 

LIKE TO COOK? Yes, I was in the restaurant business for a long time & did a lot of cooking as a sous chef. I don’t cook as much as I would like but my cheesy potato soup still rocks & feeds about 250 people.

PET PEEVE: Stepping in dog poop

FIRST CD PURCHASED: It was a 45 (for those who remember what a 45 is) and it was “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede. The first album I bought was Aerosmith “Toys In the Attic.”

PETS: Lizzy, a golden retriever

THREE NAMES I GO BY: Dad, Bob and Bobby

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME: only one thing really scares me, spiders.

THREE OF MY EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS: sunshine, running shoes, coffee

THREE THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE: Tour the Holy Land, host a game show, play in an NBA game.