SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Richard Schuh had a lifelong love affair with electrical engineering that began with control circuitry, motors, generators and electronics and became a 40-year career as a Chief Engineer in radio broadcasting.
After graduating from Hutchinson Central Technical High School in 1961, he began what he called his “real education”, which was learned "on the job" in subsequent years … with things like AM and FM transmitters, microwave, antennas, cabling and line loss.
In 1970, Richard became Chief Engineer for the McClendon Broadcasting Company, where he worked for two years in Buffalo, New York, and Dallas, Texas. From 1972 to 1974 he worked as Director of Engineering for the General Cinema Corporation’s radio network… where he supervised the engineering departments of stations in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Houston, Chicago, and Atlanta.
In late 1974, Richard joined Crawford Broadcasting as Director of Engineering, overseeing engineering at nine AM-FM stations in Texas, Alabama, Indiana, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma.
From 1979 to 1985, Richard was Chief Engineer for Southwestern Broadcasters in San Antonio, where he directed engineering for KLLS-FM and KLLS-AM.
In 1985, Richard joined Cox Media, where he would remain for 25 years as Chief Engineer at KISS and KSMG, Magic 105. During those years he also did contract work for stations KDRY, KWED, and KBOP.
Richard retired from radio in 2010 but spoke often about how much he loved being a radio engineer. Richard Schuh passed away in 2014.
Richard and KSMG Station Manager Caroline Devine