The Davis family, mother Inge and sister Gillian, moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago where Richard got his first taste of radio in New Trier High School's Radio Workshop before heading out to Maine and then Ohio where he attended the College of Wooster, focusing on contemporary American Indian literature and DJ'ing at WCWS.
Upon graduating Richard made a bee-line to Flagstaff where the next decade and a half saw him working against family violence, spending eight years at NFHC's Domestic Violence shelter, while juggling music recording and concert production with Greenhouse Productions as well as co-founding the northern Arizona chapter of No More Deaths / No Mas Muertes.
Richard specializes in multi-track recording and sees community radio as the perfect blend of social justice and entertainment. As a kid he used to stay up way too late, pull the covers over his head and listen to Wolfman Jack and Doctor Demento. Shhh, don't tell his mom.