Richard "Rick" Schrand
Rick started his career at a very early age, working for various media outlets in the Cincinnati, OH area. His 30+ year career saw him working at both radio and televsion stations in Charleston, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Wayne, IN; and Nashville, TN. He has held positions in virtually every area of the business, from public relations to news and management.
In 1992, Jim Owens, creator and executive producer of The Crook & Chase show on TNN, brought Rick to Nashville where he was given the challenge of helping create and develop a local television station in the Branson, MO market. Rick was responsible for all aspects of the station up to the time it was sold. At that point, Rick was brought back to Nashville where he created a syndicated radio division for Mr. Owens, overseeing the day to day operations, the producing of a daily syndicated news feed, The Nashville NewsSource, the syndication and management of the flagship program, The Crook & Chase Country Countdown, and acted as back-up NewsSource host.
Rick holds a Masters Degree in Business and a Bachelor in Marketing. He has won three Emmy awards and is listed in Marquis' Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.
Currently, Rick is an adjunct instructor at a local college, teaching graphic design, video production and web design. He developed the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame web site, design the logo, and was committee chair and producer of the Hall's inaugural induction ceremonies.