Evenings with Dick Robinson
It may come as a surprise to Palm Beach County residents who know Dick locally from his charitable work and as host of a weekly radio and TV program on WXEL TV (PBS) that Dick has been blazing a trail as a broadcast legend for decades. Throughout the sixties and into the seventies, Dick Robinson ruled the radio in Southern New England. He was the confidante and friend to tens of thousands of teenage listeners at a time when radio personalities were major celebrities. Eventually, Dick Robinson became Vice President and Station Manager of WDRC AM and FM, Hartford, CT, and eventually moved into station ownership by purchasing WRCH and WRCQ. Under his direction, WRCH became the #1 Adult Standards station in Southern New England. Through his primary business, The Connecticut School of Broadcasting which he founded in 1964, he is responsible for thousands of broadcast careers — including many professionals heard daily on major radio stations, radio and TV networks locally and nationwide. Today the school has grown to twelve campuses from Massachusetts to Miami, including one in Palm Beach Gardens. Dick Robinson is Founder/Chairman of the non-profit organization, The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. This 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation was created to make the public aware, especially children and young adults, of what Dick believes to be the greatest music ever recorded. Dick is Immediate Past President of the American Heart Association of Palm Beach. He is President of the Palm Beach Round Table and Vice President of the International Society of Palm Beach and serves on the Boards of many charities and arts organizations.