| Jack Riccardi|
(San Antonio KTSA AM
|Born|| August 1962 |
Jack Riccardi (born August 1962) is a talk show host for KTSA-AM radio in San Antonio, Texas, one of the oldest stations in the United States. He broadcasts from a conservative and libertarian viewpoint the mid-morning program weekdays from 9:05 ta.m. to 1 p.m. He has been with KTSA since June 1999. His local colleagues are Trey Ware, host of the morning news from 5:05 to 9 a.m., and Sean Rima, broadcaster of the afternoon drive-time program from 4:05 to 7 p.m. Riccardi, Ware, and Rima are often called "The Three Amigos".
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ricardi graduated in 1984 magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. His goal of becoming a print or radio journalist had been instilled in him since childhood. Previously, from 1994 to 1999, he was the midday talk host on WOAI-AM, also in San Antonio. From 1991 to 1994, he was the afternoon drive talk host on WGY-AM in Schenectady, New York, one of the original General Electric radio outlets. Earlier, he worked throughout the 1980s in music radio in Boston and New England. Talkers magazine annually lists him among "America's Most Influential Talk Show Hosts."
"When I got into radio, and especially talk radio, my idea was to hold nothing back, be completely honest and real, and whether I'm being serious or fooling around, that's what you will hear from me every day," Riccardi wrote on his Facebook page.