We are really excited for our Summer Concert Series! For our first concert on June 28th, the famous Richard Blade will be hosting the evening and will be emceeing for Big Country with Mike Peters! Just like we love our wine, Richard loves his fans and has decided to answer fan questions! For the next three weeks you can leave your questions for Richard on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a little background information about Richard Blade to help you think of questions.
Richard Blade, born Richard Sheppard, is a popular Los Angeles radio, television, and film personality from Torquay, England. Blade worked as a DJ “The Young Dick Sheppard” in the UK and Europe before moving to Los Angeles where he started work as a DJ there in 1982. Within a few months of working in Los Angeles, Blade had become the #1 Arbitron-rated radio personality on the West Coast and in ’82, he began to host a weekly television program on KCAL TV called “MV3,” which later became “Video One.” In ’84 Richard created, produced and hosted “VideoBeat” for KTLA. Blade also appeared in the 1985 film Girls Just Wanna Have Fun starring Helen Hunt and Sarah Jessica Parker. Between 1991 and 2003, Blade hosted several music-related television programs, including “America’s Top Ten”, several “Flashback” radio programs on KROQ FM, and was a frequent host at Los Angeles dance clubs on their KROQ Nights. When he returned to Los Angeles in 2002, after taking a couple years off to complete some writing projects, Blade returned to his career in radio and television. In June, 2003, he consulted for MTV Networks on the television program “Bands Reunited”, then worked for VH1 as a writer and producer on both seasons of the series.
Today he has gained a national audience in North America where he is a host for the Sirius Satellite Radio channel First Wave, a 1980s New Wave Music channel. He hosts his own signature show “First Wave Rewind,” as well as a twice-daily short feature on Sirius’ The Big 80′s channel called “Behind The Big ’80s”. Recently, Blade has taken over for Ray Rossi on The Pulse on weekends. He currently has a TV series he created being edited for airing on Animal Planet in 2007 called “My New Wild Life”. In August 2007, Blade made an appearance on the reality show “Rock of Love” featuring Poison lead singer Bret Michaels. Blade has a regular cameo appearance in US sitcom Glory Daze, set at a college frat house in 1986. Blade plays the DJ at the College Radio station known as ‘The Voice’.
Now that we are all familiar with Richard and his accomplishments, what we would really like to know is ”What is your favorite Wiens wine?”
Love the wine you’re with,