Beginnings: Began his career on a dare when a fellow student challenged him to audition on a local radio show.
Radio: The website 440 Satisfaction lists the stations he has worked at as follows:
1966: WGBG, Greensboro, North Carolina, using the name "Rig" Dees
1969: WCOG, Greensboro, North Carolina
1971: WKIX, Raleigh North Carolina
1971: WTOB, Winston-Salem North Carolina
1973: WSGN, Birmingham, Alabama
1976: WMPS, Memphis, Tennessee
1976: WHBQ, Memphis, Tennessee
1979: KHJ, Los Angeles, California
1981: KIIS, Los Angeles, California
Dees left KIIS February 4, 2004.
On August 17, 2006 it was announced Dees would return to L.A. Radio on Movin 93.9 to do the morning show.
Dees was taken off-the-air on April 3, 2009 after Movin 93.9 FM announced it would change format to Spanish.
On May 4, 2011 Rick Dees became the morning personality at KHHT/Los Angeles, a Rhythmic AC radio station owned by Clear Channel Radio.
Odd Claim to Fame: In 1976 he wrote and recorded a #1 novelty song "Disco Duck" under the name "Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots". It sold 4 million copies.
Syndication: "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40," is heard on hundreds of stations in the USA and around the world
Awards: Dees has been named Billboard Magazine's "Number One Radio Personality in America" several times. He also has his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Online: Visit Rick Dees online at www.rick.com