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Comedic performer and renowned radio personality Rick Dees has made an indelible mark in the entertainment world with his captivating enthusiasm and quick-witted style. His #1 internationally syndicated radio show, The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, is heard each weekend by more than 70 million people around the world, including virtually every city in the United States, 125 other countries, 27 massive ships at sea, and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Rick became the hottest property in radio when he began hosting the top rated morning radio show in Los Angeles on KIIS-FM in July of 1981. With unprecedented ratings success, Dees garnered many accolades, including Billboard Radio Personality of the Year for ten years in a row, the Marconi Award, presence in the National Radio Hall Of Fame, and his induction into the National Association Of Broadcasters' Hall Of Fame. In addition to his internationally acclaimed Countdown show, Dees most recently broadcasts his Rick Dees In The Morning show on the Los Angeles airwaves MOVIN' 93.9 FM, an Emmis Communications radio station.
Rick Dees' introduction to the international entertainment arena began during the disco craze of the late 70s. Dees wrote and recorded "Disco Duck," the award-winning runaway hit that sold more than six million copies. This platinum recording earned him a People's Choice Award, and the BMI Award for record sales in one year. In 1984, Dees received a Grammy Award nomination for his comedy album, "Hurt Me Baby - Make Me Write Bad Checks" and has since received the Grammy Governor's Award. His other comedy albums - "I'm Not Crazy," "Rick Dees' Greatest Hits (The White Album)," and "Put It Where The Moon Don't Shine" have also enjoyed worldwide success.
Dees graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in Radio, TV and Motion Pictures, and is an inductee in the North Carolina Broadcast Hall Of Fame. Active in Young Life, an organization committed to helping youth in their formative years, Rick also is a proud participant in the Boy Scouts Of America, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout himself at age 15.
Rick Dees currently resides in Toluca Lake, a suburb of Los Angeles, with his wife Julie. Julie and Rick have a son, Kevin, who is President of Creative Development for Dees Entertainment, Inc., and a radio and TV host himself.