Dick Robinson: From Disc Jockey to Charity Jockey.
A career that continues to span the years of the Great American Songbook
Dick Robinson is an icon of harmony and rhythm in charity, TV, radio and business circles. In nonprofit circles, Dick Robinson's passions, interest and deed in helping those in need blends charity fundraising and celebrity with classic and timeless entertainment.
His respected relationships with entertainers, combined with his great heart to help charities, has led to millions of dollars in fundraising successes for deserving nonprofits. Vic Damone, Keely Smith, the late Al Martino, Debby Boone, Jack Jones and Ann Hampton Callaway have headlined blockbuster events on behalf of their friend Dick Robinson to fundraise within his communities.
In 2015, Dick Robinson is celebrating three milestones in the broadcasting industry: the one-year anniversary as owner/curator of Palm Beach County's WLML Legends 100.3 FM. sixty-one years as a radio/TV broadcaster…and fifty-one years as Founder/Chairman of Connecticut School of Broadcasting.
Dick Robinson was bitten by the "bug of broadcasting" in his teens and is still going strong in the radio and TV industry at age 76.
WLML Legends 100.3 FM airs exclusively, music of the Great American Songbook, hand-in-hand with legendsradio.com--worldwide--also a 24-hour/day "player" of what Dick Robinson calls "the greatest music ever recorded." In less than a year, Legends 100.3 FM has become one of the most prominent FMs in South Florida. Much of the radio station's success is due to the fact that it is "live and local," but more importantly, its passionate air personalities are like family. The other part of the success story, of course, is the music of the Great American Songbook, and Legends 100.3 FM provides legendary music performed by legendary artists of yesterday and today--playing song favorites all day and night. (Legends 100.3 FM is the only radio station in the nation that carries this format.)
Dick is also host of his internationally-syndicated, two-hour radio show, "Dick Robinson's American Standards by the Sea," that airs on 70+ stations nationwide--including Legends 100.3 FM on Saturdays, 6 PM to 8 PM, and on Sundays, 10 AM to 12 PM and host of "Dick Robinson's Music by the Sea" that can be seen Saturdays at 5 PM on WXEL TV (PBS). Besides legendsradio.com, music of the Great American Songbook plays 24/7 on theoriginalgasstation.org.
Connecticut School of Broadcasting is the nation's oldest and largest group of broadcast media schools with twelve campuses--including four in Florida, one of which is located in North Palm Beach.
In addition, Dick is Founder/Chairman of the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook, a 501(c)3, with its mission to preserve and perpetuate the music, character and history of the Great American Songbook. Over the years, Dick Robinson has also owned radio stations from Florida to New England and is a self-proclaimed Palm Beach “charity addict.”
If one were to ask Dick Robinson the song that best reflects his personality, he would have to say, Tony Bennett's "How Do You KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING?"