Year Born: 1927
Year Died: 2015
Richard Ross Moody was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1927. Better known as Dick Moody, he grew up in Saskatoon and at age 27 became associated with the broadcast industry’s sales arm in a career that spanned nearly 30 years.
Hired in 1956 as radio station CJOB Winnipeg’s sales promotion manager by Jack Blick, founder and owner of the station, he had risen to be Assistant Station Manager when he left the station in 1964 to join the newly formed Standard Broadcast Sales Company (SBS), a division of Standard Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) headquartered in Toronto. In 1971 Dick was appointed President of SBS. By 1985, he had become the Senior Vice President of Standard Broadcasting Corporation, and he ended his association with the company that year when Slaight Communications acquired control of SBC from the Argus Corporation.
In the mid 1970’s he was active in the development of SBC (UK) which at one time held equity positions in 15 newly formed commercial radio stations throughout Great Britain including a 27% share of Capital Radio in London. As President of Standard Broadcast Sales, Dick Moody made significant contributions to the company’s growth and at one time, when the company had sales offices in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and briefly in Milan, it was considered one of the largest broadcast sales organizations then in existence.
Following his retirement from SBC in 1985, Dick served as the Executive Director of the Ontario Cable Telecommunications Association from 1986 to 1991. He saw service on the following Boards of Directors: Standard Broadcasting Corporation; the Radio Bureau of Canada; the Bureau of Broadcast Measurement; Capital Radio (London); Broadcast Marketing Services, (London); Ontario Cable Telecommunications Association. He served for five years as President of the Broadcast Representatives Association of Canada, and was voted “Man of the Year” by the Sales & Marketing Club in Winnipeg.
Richard Ross “Dick” Moody died on May 20, 2015