Richard Fish is an actor, writer, and musician who has worked in audio theatre since 1970, becoming a producer, director, teacher, engineer, Foley artist, journalist, publisher, and salesman along the way. He helped found the National Audio Theatre Festivals organization, and WFHB Community Radio in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.
Richard has worked with the leading figures in audio theatre from coast to coast, including The Firesign Theatre and the legendary American grand master of the art, Norman Corwin. Born in New Jersey, he settled in Bloomington after graduating from Indiana University. He has won awards for radio advertising, broadcast journalism, and acting, including a Mark Time Award for “carrying on the traditions of the Firesign Theatre.”
He is heard weekly over WFHB as host of “The Firehouse Theatre,” presenting old and new audio theatre since 1993, and since 2007 as writer and presenter of “Better Beware,” a weekly feature on scams and swindles. These broadcasts are streamed from, and archived on, the station’s website, http://www.wfhb.org.
Richard is producing & directing a revival of WFHB’s live variety shows, “The Firehouse Follies,” which will premiere November 12, 2023.