Wassuppppp! I hope things are amazing on your end! My name is Rick Thomas and I wanna thank you up front for the opportunity to wake you up weekdays!

I landed my first gig in radio. True story, when I was 15 years old growing up in Great Bend Kansas, I knew I wanted to do radio. I would walk around with a cassette tape recorder (remember those things??) and record myself imitating local djs I would hear on the radio. I would play it back for anyone who would listen and drove people nuts with it. When I was 15 I started hopping on my 10 speed bicycle every Saturday and Sunday morning at like 4am to ride down to KVGB AM/FM in Great Bend waiting for the news crew to show up. They would let me come in and watch everything they did because I was completely infatuated with it. With star filled eyes I would show up religiously every weekend morning. Eventually the Program Director of KVGB at the time decided to hire me part time because I simply would not leave her alone about getting on there My very first gig in the industry. Reading news and public service announcements twice an hour. Since then I have spent 30 years working in radio and have loved every second of it. I have worked every format including sports talk and have been in numerous markets including of course Great Bend, Wichita, Kansas City…and now inside your radio on the Rick Thomas Radio Network!

I have swapped jokes with Kid Rock, had a cold beer with George Brett, sat on the side of the stage mere inches away from Metallica while they crushed a live set in front of a packed arena. Trust me I am not bragging I am merely saying I am beyond thankful to be a part of this industry and am beyond grateful that I have the opportunity to wake you up weekday mornings…

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