For over ten years, Rich was the front man for the hardcore punk band Miller’s Tale, a band managed by Gold Mountain Entertainment, the same management company as Nirvana, the Beastie Boys, and Hole. After the band split, Rich started his radio career at the Alternative Music radio powerhouse, 99X. A few years later he was offered a job on the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick In The Morning radio show, which is heard in over 60 markets. In 2006, the “Toucher and Rich” show started on WBCN in Boston, and within a year reached #1 in their target demo.
The creator of such bits as “Ask A Pink Hat”, “The Drunken Red Sox Recap”, and “Naughty Massarotti”, Rich is considered one of the great production/creative talents in all of radio. He’s obsessed with movies and basketball. He’s seen well over a thousand movies in the theatre, and his great uncle played for the Boston Celtics with Bob Cousy back in the 50′s.
Rich’s bits have been featured on such shows as The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The CBS Nightly News, and Dateline and in over 100 newspapers and magazines including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and The Washington Post. One of Rich’s bits even spawned an ESPN Sportscenter catchphrase – “Iron My Shirt” – from the sign that Rich held up in front of a stunned Martha Burk at the Masters in Augusta.
Rich also received a “Voice For Victims” award after saving the life of a kidnapping victim in 2001. Rich is also the President and co-founder of The Miracle League of Massachusetts, a baseball league for children with special needs.