Richard still feels honoured to be part of the BBC Radio Devon presentation team, having spent more than 25 years in broadcasting.
From the time when he started on youth radio with the BBC in Southampton, through to presenting various shows at all times of day with stations across Hampshire, Sussex and Hampshire.
"My greatest move, though, was coming to Devon," said Richard.
"My family had always holidayed in the county, my parents had a house in Cullompton and I knew Devon was a beautiful part of the world so I was delighted to get the chance to produce and present programmes here."
Since joining BBC Radio Devon in 1998, Richard has been heard in a variety of roles including breakfast show host and sport commentator, but adores providing his current Retro Party show each Saturday.
"For someone passionate about music and people - it's just the best job in the world," he said.