Beasley Media Classic Hits “Q105” 104.7 WRBQ Tampa has announced the addition of former game show announcer and television meteorologist Rich Fields for afternoons starting Monday, October 16.
Fields, who is best known as serving as the announcer for The Price Is Right from 2004-2010, also served as evening meteorologist for KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV Los Angeles from 2010-2016. He had a long radio career in both Los Angeles and Tampa working at 93.1 Los Angeles under multiple sets of call letters (including being the first voice on KODJ in 1989) and 101.1 KRTH as well as 92.5 WYUU, 101.5 WFJO, 107.3 WCOF and a previous stint at WRBQ. He had left radio in 2000 to go back to school to become a meteorologist and worked at KPSP Palm Springs before joining The Price Is Right.
He has also served as an announcer for Wheel Of Fortune, Family Feud, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make A Deal, Card Sharks, Match Game, Beat The Clock and the Florida Lottery’s Flamingo Fortune.
With the addition of Fields, Dave ‘Flash’ Morgan moves back to nights from 7pm-12am.
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Rich Fields has been named as the new Afternoon Drive Host at Q105 in Tampa, Florida. He will begin his new position on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Fields most recently served as a Meteorologist at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. The broadcasting veteran has also worked at KCBS-FM (Los Angeles), WCOF (Tampa), KODJ (Los Angeles), WFJO (Tampa), KNX-FM (Los Angeles), WYUU (Tampa), WSUN (Tampa), K-EARTH 101 (Los Angeles) and WRBQ (Tampa).
He eventually went on to become Bob Barker’s announcer on The Price Is Right (TPIR) in 2004. Fields was awarded “Best Announcer of the Year” by the Game Show Hall of Fame in 2009 for his work on TPIR, where he spent nearly a decade.
In addition, Fields is the record holder for announcing the most network televised game shows in a single season (7 different shows total). Throughout his career, he has lent his voice to 9 different TV game shows including The Price is Right, Wheel Of Fortune, Family Feud, Press Your Luck, Let’s Make A Deal, Card Sharks, Match Game, Beat The Clock and the Florida Lottery’s Flamingo Fortune.
“I’m extremely proud to welcome Rich to the Beasley family,” said Program Director Ted Cannarozzi. “Rich’s energy, both on and off the mic, is a perfect fit for Q105.”
“I grew up listening to Q105,” said Fields. “It’s the radio station that inspired me to get into broadcasting. To be able to return home to where it all started for me is a blessing. I thank Beasley Media Group for their confidence in me and for the opportunity to liven up Tampa Bay radio.”
The Cleveland, Ohio native received a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting from the University of Florida and is a graduate of Mississippi State’s Department of Geoscience’s Broadcast Meteorology Program.
Q105-FM’s Personality Dave “Flash” Morgan will move to weeknights beginning on Monday, October 16th.