Over the last twelve years, Ray has welcomed in the new morning on News/Talk WLOB radio, first co-hosting the Ray & Ted show for six years and then hosting The Ray Richardson Show for the last six years.
News/Talk WLOB has always been the flagship station. In 2013, the LOB Lobster Radio Network was created, adding morning partners such as 1450AM, 780AM, 1160AM, 1340AM as well as the flagship stations of the Lobster Network, 100.5FM and 1310AM.
Additionally, after offering audio streaming for the last five years, 2013 also saw the inclusion of a separate video stream. This has given The Ray Richardson Show not only audio streaming throughout all fifty states, but also a video stream in all fifty states. The Ray Richardson Show saw its national streaming audience grow 19% in 2015.
For over a decade, Ray also authored a weekly newspaper column for several weekly newspapers. His column now appears each Friday in the Portland Daily Sun.
Ray’s first book, “It Might Just Be Me, But I Don’t Think So!” sold out both the first and second editions.
In 2014, Ray authored his second book, “Governor Paul LePage, Rebuilding Maine’s Future.” The book offers a positive insight into the accomplishments of the LePage Administration and the bold, new direction Governor LePage has taken the Maine economy.
In 2015, Ray’s third book, Every Stone Has A Story – the story of Wreaths Across America, chronicled the founding of the Wreaths Across America organization and many of the amazing people whose stories give the organization its meaning.
Ray is a former Chamber of Commerce President, former Chairman of the Westbrook Republican Party and helped establish the Mission Possible Teen Center (now My Place Teen Center) which serves the needs of at-risk youth. Ray also produces several music festivals, created the annual Maine Barbecue Showdown with the Battle of the Bands, one of Maine’s most popular barbecue and music events, as well as the annual Portland Lobster Festival.
Ray lives in Westbrook with his wife of 31 years, Dee Dee Grizzard Richardson. They have four children and a little dog who believes he is their fifth child.