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Rick Dees
DJ

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Birthday
14, 1950
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
14, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
Jacksonville, FL

About

Host of the syndicated Weekly Top 40 Countdown radio show in the 1980 and '90s. He received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album Hurt Me Baby - Make Me Write Bad Checks in 1984.

Before Fame

His began his eponymous countdown show as a DJ for the Los Angeles station KIIS-FM, and soon after was heard in 40 markets.

Trivia

After a successful career, he was inducted into both the National Association of Broadcasters and National Radio Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married Julie McWhirter, a popular comedienne in her own right, who helped him compose the unique sound effects to his countdown show.

Associated With

After Dees left KIIS in a contract dispute, the young Ryan Seacrest was recruited to replace him.