About Richard Blade

Richard Blade in Santa Monica

Richard Blade is one of the most popular DJs and entertainers in America. He was born in England and educated at Oxford, and came to the United States in 1976. In the 1980s he was the top-rated morning drive DJ on KROQ, Los Angeles, and the host and director of multiple TV shows including Video One, MV3, and VideoBeat. Richard also co-starrred in Girls Just Want To Have Fun and wrote and co-starred in Long Lost Son which aired on Lifetime.

He has won many awards, including The Golden Microphone, California’s Best DJ and the ADJA Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in numerous feature films and network series.

He has also written and produced shows and films for Paramount, Lifetime, and VH1. Richard, who lives in L.A. with his wife, Krista, and their two dogs and a cat, travels extensively as he continues to DJ live around the world and hosts his daily radio shows on SiriusXM and KCBS.

1st Wave on Sirius XM

Richard Blade was instrumental in breaking countless new wave bands including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears and many more. Tune in to hear him spin music by these artists and many more.

Richard is heard daily on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He hosts a highly popular show on 1st Wave channel 33 every afternoon. His program features interviews, chart countdowns, requests, tour updates and the best new wave and classic alternative music originally released in the late seventies, the eighties and the early nineties.