RICH APPEL
THAT THING WITH RICH APPEL
SUNDAYS 6pm (est)


Who is Rich Appel? That’s a good question.
Rich has spent most of his life listening to and loving music and radio, and working in the radio, music and media businesses.
From high school and college radio to recent on-air work at stations like WRNJ (where he hosted The Rest of the Week with Rich Appel and filled in mornings, middays and afternoons), WGHT and Pop Gold Radio (where he’s filled in as host for The Time Machine countdown), it’s all led up to that thing....
Rich’s background goes beyond just radio - far beyond. Following 20 years at Sony Music Entertainment (home to Columbia and RCA Records, among others).
He was editor of Billboard’s Top 40 Update and continues to write for the magazine and website, with written popular chart-based series such as “Hot 100’s Hottest Weeks” and "Revisionist History.”
Rich co-authored Book of Days 60s and Book of Days 70s - each a day-by-day pop culture reference for its decade - and has written the radio and music newsletter Hz So Good since 1996. Want to challenge Rich with a little music trivia? Not only did he write the questions for Citibank’s online games, for over a decade he wrote and ran “M-T Bowl,” a New York City-based music trivia game show event that raised thousands of dollars for MusiCares, WhyHunger and 9/11 charities. Rich also teaches radio, broadcasting and media classes at Seton Hall University and Felician University.

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