On-Air Talent

Rich Kaye started his career in broadcasting in 1977. He was voted numerous times by local listeners as Ada's #1 DJ, and has been nominated six times for the small market "Personality of the Year," from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.  He's worked in medium-sized radio markets like Wichita Falls, Texas, Tulsa and Lawton Oklahoma, and Fort Smith Arkansas. In Tulsa, Rich pulled #1 ratings doing middays for KVOO in the early 80s, and Kaye started mornings for KYKC in 1992.

He's also heavily involved in the support and promotion of rodeo, having been around rodeo all his life and a former bronc rider.  Rich has been blessed and fortunate enough to work with some exceptional people in the industry, and having the privilege and honor of announcing the Semi Final Barrel Round leading up to RFD TVs "The American", The Patriot in Fort Worth, and the Better Barrel Races WORLD FINALS. He has also worked with extraordinary contractors like Hext Rodeo, Warren Rodeo, Ringold and Sons, J.C. Ward and Sons, Big L Rodeo Co., Wildhorse Rodeo, Barnes and Sons, Sweetwater Rodeo, Triple B Rodeo, Flying C, Paradise Bucking Bull Productions, Polk Rodeo Co., the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth,  and is currently announcing with the Rockin R Rodeo Co. and Sumner Rodeo Co.

My son asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and before I could answer, he told me I was going to be Wonder Woman. I’m going to stick with that for life! I love pink lemonade, rainy Sunday afternoons in bed with Netflix, classic country music played on my record player, cuddling with my kiddo, road trips, singing in the shower, and the way the world looks when everything blooms in the spring and when it turns to gold and red in the fall. Why did that sound like a personals ad? Oh, and you never know what color my hair may be. I go from red, brown, and blonde throughout the year. Now, let's get to the real thing you want to know, how did I end up in radio? My first dream was to be a pickle farmer, but I ate more pickles than I sold. My second dream was to be a scuba diving pizza delivery girl, but I found out sharks really like pizza and I was done. So, my third dream was to be in radio. Lucky me, this radio gig worked out! I’ve been in radio since 2006 and I have loved every minute! I love my listeners!

I’m originally form Wyoming. I started my radio career at the tender age of 14 at my home town radio station, KASL in Newcastle, Wyoming. I then worked my way through KROE AM/FM in Sheridan, WY and KVOC in Casper, WY (All during the 80s) before making the move to Oklahoma City.

My first job in OK was at KEBC. I then spent 9 years at KOMA (I would mention working at a radio station in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, but I was only there for about 5 months before I’d had enough Caribbean Paradise!) Then back to OKC where I worked at KKNG for the first decade of the 2000s!

Now I’m in Ada and having fun on the radio again, and I love the afternoon show because I can sleep in and stay up late and still be at work on time… more or less!

I’ve been a drummer for as long as I’ve been in radio. Currently I play with a band called Dr. Smith out of OKC and a band called The Regular Joes out of Midwest City.

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