About Richie T
Richie began his lifelong pursuit of performing by entertaining his elementary school classmates with old Dr. Demento tapes. When he reached middle school he discovered the stage. When he reached college he discovered radio. He began his radio career at Southern Utah University (SUU) after convincing a professor to let him into an already full radio class. Later, he became co-host of the Richie T and Ashley D show at SUU. After leaving SUU, he moved to Salt Lake City where he began producing the morning show, Radio From Hell, at KXRK, x96.
He is currently the producer of Radio From Hell on X96, Utah’s longest running morning radio show. Radio From Hell has been featured in Rolling Stone and has won both Gold and Silver Awards from the Utah Broadcasters Association. It has also been rated the “Best Of Morning Show” by City Weekly since 2005.
In his role as Producer for Radio From Hell he has helped judge, run, and promote the Radio From Hell Film festival for the past seven years. It consistently sells out to 350 attendees every year, and 17 local films are screened each year. In addition, he has been involved with Sundance, Slamdance, Warped Tour, and the x96 Big Ass Show by promoting those events, promoting movies in the festivals, and by interviewing celebrities, and bands for segments on Radio From Hell.
He has added to his radio accomplishments by creating a weekly podcast called “The Cultural Hall.” It has had over one million downloads and is consistently listed in Sticher’s top 100 religious podcasts, and has been given a City Weekly award “Best of Local Podcasts.”
Richie has pursued one of his other loves, comedy, by creating, hosting and running the Salt Lake Comedy Festival. During its five year run, it had over 1000 attendees, who performed, participated in classes, and watched other comedy geniuses. The annual festival won a City Weekly Award.
During his years on the stage, he has performed in Europe, Hawaii and the Western USA. He trained with 2nd City Improv in Chicago and has performed with various improv groups throughout Utah. He is currently involved with the Deseret Star Theatre in Salt Lake City. You can also see him occasionally fill in as a TV morning show personality.
During his time off, he moonlights as a mascot. He started as Thor the Thunderbird for SUU. Since then he has been the Lynx for the Salt Lake County Library system, Dash the Salt Shaker for InterMountain Health Care, and Harvey the Husky.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Richie attended Southern Utah University and received his Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts with a minor in Dance. Richie currently lives in Bluffdale, Utah with his wife and kid.