Buckley Broadcasting the parent company of WOR Radio.
Buckley complained of not feeling well Saturday evening and was taken to a hospital. His early morning death today was due to an apparent brain aneurysm. He was 74.
Crowley said that Rick Buckley was known in the industry as the greatest advocate for local radio and its place in the communities his stations served. He always maintained that ‘the listeners must come first” and that was the mantra by which his stations operated.
It was just a month ago that Rick Buckley was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame an honor that truly recognized his amazing contributions to broadcasting.
While he can never be replaced, Crowley said, his legacy will live on through the power and commitment of his radio stations.Buckley has been the President of Buckley Broadcasting since 1972. Succeeding his father as operating head, Buckley has guided the company for the last thirty years.
Prior to his becoming the President of Buckley Broadcasting, he served as President of the California group of stations that constituted Buckley Broadcasting of California for six years. Past experiences include sales capacities at WHIM, Providence, RI, music director at WNEW in New York and various general manager roles at a number of the groups properties.
Rick is a past Chairman of the Board of the Radio Advertising Bureau, a past Chair of the Southern California Broadcaster’s Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Broadcasters’ Foundation.
A member of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, The University of Miami, Buckley was instrumental in establishing the Richard D. Buckley Audio Lab at the University Of Miami School Of Communication.
Rick lived in Greenwich, CT. with his wife, Connie. Their daughter Jennifer is currently the Director of Sales at WOR Radio in New York City.