Richard was the co-founder of one of the first commercial alternative radio stations in America, KCGL-FM in Salt Lake City founded in 1984. Since that time he went on to found KJQN-Salt Lake City and in 1991 purchased KNNC-FM (K•NACK,) Austin, Texas and KENZ-FM (The End,) Salt Lake City in 1995.
KNNC served as the training ground for some of the most influential
programmers in progressive radio including Mike Peer, Music Director of
K-Rock, New York City, Lynn Barstow, Program Director of KROX Austin, Paul
Kreigler, Program Director The Mix, Atlanta, Tim Davis, Jacobs Media, and
Bruce Jones alternative format general of Citadel Communications
Richard also owned an interest in Rainmaker Records, former home of Soak, The
Nixons and Deep Blue Something, and most recently Sugar Bomb which signed to
RCA Records in 2001.