On-Air Shows & Personalities
WDUX FM 92.7 | The Best of Yesterday & Today
AM 800 | Classic Country
Swap Shop Weekdays 9:08am
Country Archives Weekdays 9:33am
A fixture at WDUX since 1980, the Captain started as a Disc Jockey at a time when DJs actually spun records. He has since moved into the front office writing and producing commercials, but continues to enjoy his time on the radio hosting Swap Shop and sharing interesting tidbits on the Country Archives.
Rick has always been a morning person so this job is perfect for him. In fact, he credits it with keeping his marriage together for 26 years. His wife says if he was at the breakfast table everyday she’d been out of there long ago. His daughters will second that. The boy does like to talk! He started waking people up on the radio years ago when he realized that he didn’t have to sweat. And now ‘Morgan in the Morning’ enjoys misbehaving with his listeners on a daily basis. “The free coffee and internet ain’t bad either," he says.
I was born in Texas, but grew up in Tennessee. I am a Volunteer all the way baby! I literally adopted a dog just a few days ago, so we are getting to know one another. If I can help her over the night terrors, I think we will be ok. I can't wait for my nephew, who is deaf, to get to know her. She is named Norma Jean, after Marilyn Monroe. I plan on adopting a cat soon, and it will be named DiMaggio :) I love football, most genres of music, animals, movies, books, and astronomy. As you can tell, I am sort of a nerd.
I grew up in the suburbs of New York city, and went to the same high school as Matt Dillon and Joan Rivers. My father and sister still live in New York, the rest of my family is overseas. I've been married, but am not currently. When I'm not on the radio, I'm probably out riding my Harley, exploring new areas. Recently, I attended the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which definitely checks one off my bucket list. I'm also an avid football fan (NFL and NCAA), as well as baseball and basketball. As for playing, I'm not very good at any of them, but I like playing golf, tennis, racquetball, and bowling. Having worked in a variety of music genres, I have a wide and varied taste in music from Classic Rock to Hip-Hop to Frank Sinatra, but my favorite is Country music. It's like comfort food.
I caught the radio bug at a young age. As I kid he would lay in bed at night listening to stations from Chicago, Cincinnati, Nashville and Pittsburgh. Then as a teenager, I got to work at my high school radio station. FYI, I’m slightly taller than Kenny Chesney and about a foot shorter than Trace Adkins. In 1984 I married my high school sweetheart. I have 3 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 5 grandchildren. When I'm not on the air playing my favorite music (country) or hanging out with my family, I enjoy working outside. I love getting on my tractor and mowing. It is like therapy to me! I am also actively involved in my church, and serve on the board of an inner city community center.