The Professional Voice of Rodeo and Radio with OVER 30 yrs experience. Rich Kaye has the most Distinct crisp clear voice, and the Newest Top of Line in music programs with a catalog of over 2500 songs within in his state of the art equipment for ALL your events
Rich is a respected asset to your event and he will give you what you expect and deserve to help ensure you have a spectacular event.
Rich has been around rodeo all his life as a participant in the early years and Since 1993, he has been entertaining and educating rodeo fans by being behind the mic in the announcer stand, maintaining one simple philosophy, have fun and make sure everyone else has fun too.
Rich has worked in the radio industry since 1977, and as a result of his professional radio background, he has the ability to successfully assist you in promoting your event.
There are many aspects of Professional Rodeo that keeps Rich Kaye on the road each year, but probably the most important to him is the patriotic atmosphere that naturally exists in rodeo.
With Rodeo Events comes much excitement, Rich loves being right in the middle of it helping to make it all come together .
“The Rodeo Cowboy is one of the last free-spirits left in America today, and we never will forget who and what gives us the opportunity to participate in and carry-on such a great American tradition that truly exemplifies freedom and heritage.” Pure emotion coupled with rodeo knowledge and a very high fun factor is exactly what you will get from start to finish of every rodeo performance he announces. Rich feels that the success of the rodeo weighs heavy on the performance of the announcer. He ensures that his preparation and cooperation of all parties involved remain a top priority.
Rich has been fortunate enough to work with some exceptional people in the rodeo industry such as...Big Horn Rodeo Co. Ringold and Sons, Rockin R Rodeo, J.C. Ward and Sons, Big L Rodeo Co. Wildhorse Rodeo, Barnes and Sons, Sweetwater Rodeo, Triple B Rodeo, Flying C, Paradice Bucking Bull Productions, Polk Rodeo Co., and the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Fort Worth. With his life long knowledge of rodeo, mix of music and constant mention of sponsors, Rich Kaye will give you what you expect and deserve.
When not announcing a rodeo or equestrian event, you’ll find Rich behind the mic doing his morning show on KYKC in Ada, Oklahoma Monday through Friday, and helping his wife Jennifer at the boarding facility Windwalker StablesRich will work close with the Contractors , Associations and Clubs and he always remembers the importance and acknowledgment of Constant mentions of Sponsors during all perfs.
Rich Kaye receives his "Announcer of the Year" buckle from Tim Brown, President of the Mid-Western Bull Riding Association
Here's a switch. During the week, he wakes us up, spins the tunes, and keeps us entertained as host of the KYKC Coffee Shop and Wake Up Show. But
on weekends, Rich Kaye trades in his headphones and studio microphone for his best black stetson, silver buckle, boots and wranglers creased show sharp you can cut yourself on them, to pick up a different type of microphone, that of a professional rodeo announcer. During his 10 years on the road as a rodeo announcer, Rich has covered rodeos and bullridings in 5 states and comments "Traveling is one of the things I enjoy most about announcing." And just recently he had the honor of announcing the Mid-Western Bull Riding Association finals in Elm Springs Arkansas where he was voted, by the board members and bullriders as the 2003 "Announcer of the Year". During his career as a rodeo announcer his achievements also include the 2000 & 2001 "Announcer of the Year" with the ThunderBull Riding Association, and was voted "Ada's Favorite Male Radio Personality" in 2002.
In addition to his Rodeo and Radio duties, Rich helps out at the new WindWalker Stable just south of Ada, operated by his wife Jennifer which includes, but not limited to full care equine boarding and local hauling.
When it comes to excitement, nothing compares to rodeo, that comment comes from being around rodeo most all of his life, from competing as a young bareback rider in the late 70's and early 80's to his present day announcing.
"I still get butterflies before I start announcing," Rich says, "but unlike years ago, now they fly in formation."