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Big D Big Sound Survey - April 24, 1967

audio:  Dick Robinson's Four Seasons theme song audio:  Dick Robinson's Roy Orbison theme song audio: Dick Robinson's Napolean XIV theme song

By 1968 Dick was only on the air Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings. In November 1969 he was named WDRC's sales manager and one of his CSB graduates, Joe Sherwood, took over his weekend airshifts.

Dick was still regularly heard, though, on countless commercials for clients like Pat's Tire Center and Railroad Salvage.

In mid 1974 Dick was appointed Vice President and Station Manager of WDRC AM/FM.

(right top: Dick Robinson with the Supremes at a Big D Big Show in 1969)

(right bottom: heart throb Tom Jones signs autographs as WDRC's Dick Robinson looks on)

WDRC's Dick Robinson with the Supremes in 1969

WDRC's Dick Robinson with Tom Jones in 1971

 
  WDRC's Dick Robinson joins Hartford Mayor Ann Ucello in a get-out-the-vote campaign
WDRC's Dick Robinson joins Hartford Mayor
Ann Ucello in a get-out-the-vote campaign
All good things come to an end, so in February 1976 Dick Robinson resigned from WDRC to devote full attention to CSB. In April 1977 he became a partner in the purchase of WRCH A/F Farmington. The FM maintained its beautiful music format for a time, but the AM simulcast switched to an oldies format and was known as WRCQ, Golden 91Q.
The Hartford Courant - May 6, 1979
The Hartford Courant - May 6, 1979
 
  As the Connecticut School of Broadcasting grew to twelve campuses, Dick found himself spending more and more time in Florida. His on-air and sales success made him a wealthy man and Dick launched a new endeavor in January 2000. American Standards By the Sea is a weekly, two-hour program featuring music and interviews from an era not reflected by contemporary radio stations. One of his first affiliate stations was WDRC AM.  
  Dick Robinson aboard his yacht in 2000
(above: Dick Robinson aboard his yacht in 2000)

The show originates from Robinson Media's motor yacht Airwaves and may come from a port between Maine and the Bahamas in any given week.

Today Dick is involved in a number of philanthropic efforts in the Palm Beaches. He is also a past president and board member of the Hundred Club of Connecticut.

link to American Standards By the Sea

Check out Dick's latest venture - Legends 100.3 in North Palm Beach, FL.

Dick Robinson at the 2005 NAB Radio Show
(right: Dick Robinson at the 2005 NAB Radio Show)
 
link to Connecticut School of Broadcasting

Sources: Gerald Demeusy, "The Inspirational Voice of Dick Robinson," Northeast/The Hartford Courant, July 6, 1986, pp.10-13
Robert F. Murphy, "Family Mining Success," The Hartford Courant, February 23, 1988, pp.E1&E3
Bill Keveney, "Behind the Mouths Behind the Mikes," The Hartford Courant, September 30, 1994, p.1E
Dee McVicker, "School Pioneer Thrives on Change," Radio World, November 16, 1994, p.55.
Erica Farber, "Publisher's Profile," Radio & Records, August 20, 2004, p.80.
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