Rick Dees Biography
Rick Dees has made an indelible mark in the entertainment world with his captivating enthusiasm and quick-witted style. A comedic performer, entertainer, and renowned radio personality, he is best known for his #1 internationally syndicated radio show The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown and for the novelty song "Disco Duck." He is a People's Choice Award recipient, a Grammy nominated performing artist, and Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee. He wrote two songs that appear in the film Saturday Night Fever, plus wrote and performed the title song for the film, Meatballs. Dees also is co-founder of the E.W. Scripps television network, FINE LIVING, and hosts the morning show at Movin' 93-9 FM in Los Angeles.
Born Rigdon Osmond Dees III in Jacksonville, Florida, Dees was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He graduated from Greensboro's Grimsley High School, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, TV and Motion Pictures, where he was a member of the Tau chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha.