Richard Ferguson

Richard Ferguson Owner
Dick Ferguson Consulting

Richard Ferguson retired in May 2006 after more than 40 years in the radio industry. He served as chief operating officer and later executive vice president of Cox Radio beginning April 1997 when Cox acquired NewCity Communications, a radio group he co-founded and led as president and chief executive officer. He was a member of the Cox Radio Board from 1997 through 2006. Dick continues to consult Cox Radio on acquisitions and strategic planning.

Prior to founding NewCity Communications, Dick was president of the Katz Broadcasting Company, general sales manager of WERE Radio in Cleveland Ohio, local sales manager of WNHC Radio in New Haven, Conn. and a disc jockey at WPTR in Albany, N.Y.

Dick is active in community and industry organizations. He is on the board of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund where he was chairman from 2004-2005, is chairman of the board of the Elm City College Preparatory Charter School in New Haven, a member of the board of Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Charter School in Bridgeport, the Broadcasters Foundation of America and a member of the advisory board of the Charter Oak Challenge Foundation in Westport. He is also a trustee of the Hopkins School in New Haven and the Eagle Hill School in Southport. Dick is a past president of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association and served on the board of the National Association of Broadcasters. During his eight years on the NAB board he served as chairman of the Radio board and chairman of the NAB Joint Radio and Television Board of Directors.

Dick received the National Radio Award from NAB in 2002. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut Hall of Fame in 1996, received the Upper Fairfield County Distinguished Community Leader Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in 2005 and also holds the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn. Dick lives in Westport, Conn., with his wife Marissa and their three children, Ben, Callie and Quinn.

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