For Rick Schultz being WFUV's Sports Director is a homecoming. A 1998 graduate of Fordham University and WFUV, where he was mentored by Marty Glickman and Bob Ahrens, Rick handled wide-ranging responsibilities at WFUV, doing play-by-play of Fordham games and covering New York professional teams. As a student he also interned at WFAN Radio in New York.
Rick has broadcast thousands of sports programs and events, including handling play-by-play duties for Army basketball and hockey, the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate Hudson Valley Renegades, and the New York Yankees AA affiliate Norwich Navigators. His on-air duties have also included hosting an afternoon drive talk show on an ESPN Radio affiliate, anchoring sports and news for a Cumulus cluster of stations, and sideline reporting for Time Warner Cable TV high school sports.
As his career progressed, Rick transitioned into the classroom, teaching Sports Broadcasting at Marist College and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He has written two books about minor league baseball, Untold Tales from the Bush Leagues and A Renegade Championship Summer.
At WFUV Rick once again is working with students, as he supervises the award-winning Sports Department, which does updates on morning and afternoon newscasts, broadcasts Fordham football and basketball games, produces One on One, New York's longest-running sports call-in show, and does remote broadcasts from the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, Yankee Stadium, the U.S. Open, and other venues.
"I feel extremely fortunate because my sports broadcasting career was built on the foundation of WFUV and all who were here before me at Fordham," Rick says "Bob Ahrens and Marty Glickman were mentors who shaped my broadcast philosophy and helped me advance in the industry. It is both an honor and a great responsibility to continue their legacy and the WFUV Sports heritage."
Rick lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife Jackie, two daughters, and their two energetic pups.