Monday, January 19, 2015

Guest Artist Spotlight: Jordan Rich

Radio personality Jordan Rich, will join the Concard Band as guest artist for the Winter 2015 concert, ”Portraits.” Rich will narrate Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait and W. Francis McBeth’s Of Sailors and Whales.

Guest Artist Jordan Rich
Jordan Rich was born and raised in Boston and has been a fixture on radio and TV for more than thirty-five years.  A communications major at Curry College in Milton, MA, Jordan began his career WRKO in Boston at age 18, working as weather reporter and morning show sidekick.  He was eventually promoted to morning co-host, and worked with radio greats Charlie Van Dyke and Norm Nathan.  Jordan also hosted an innovative Broadway/Hollywood music show titled “Music Sunday” for two years.

Jordan worked as a talk show host at WLLH-AM in Lowell, Massachusetts, and also handled weekend music shift at WSSH-FM. He became the WSSH-FM morning host and won numerous community awards.

In 1996, Jordan joined WBZ News Radio 1030 as a fill-in talk host,  eventually succeeded his longtime friend and mentor, the late Norm Nathan. Since then, he has interviewed thousands of authors, actors, athletes, historians, artists and scientists and has a loyal audience throughout 38 states and Canada. He often welcomes local and independent authors on his show and enjoys reading a stack of books each week in preparation.

Along with his on-air work, Jordan Rich is the co-founder and co-owner of Chart Productions, Inc. With his business partner and friend Ken Carberry, Jordan provides audio production and marketing services. Jordan is a nationally recognized voice-over artist and teacher of voice and acting. As a skilled public speaker, Jordan serves as a master of ceremonies and auctioneer at dozens of events each year.

Jordan is committed to working with many fine organizations and charities, including The American Cancer Society, The Boston Home, The American Lung Association, Sisters of Charity, Metro West Jewish Family Services, The American Heart Association, The Lenny Zakim Fund, The Gary Sinese Foundation, The World War II Foundation, Learning Disabilities Worldwide and countless others. He is most proud of his continuing work on behalf of Boston’s Children’s Hospital, having raised well over a quarter million dollars to date.

Jordan's hobbies include acting, writing, jazz, movies, crossword puzzles, hot yoga and incessantly watching reruns of Star Trek, the original series!

Learn more on the [Jordan Rich web site].

Copyright Jordan Rich, used with permission.