Rick Lopez, the long time trusted voice of the Conchs, was born in Norfolk Virginia. Rick grew up in the military and played football, basketball, and baseball in High School, moving to Key West in his Senior year. After graduating from Key West High School, Rick got his first job in Key West as a DJ at a Top 40 station. Rick moved up quickly and then spent several years working in NY City before coming home to Key West for good in 1997 to raise his son. In 1998, Rick became the voice of the Conchs, calling all football, basketball, and baseball games. In 2011, Conch Town Live went on the air, the slag ship program for WKWF. Rick has been and continues to talk to all the important figures in Key West sports, pas and present since the very first show.
Although Rick wasn’t born in Key West, he is as Conch as you get. Rick and his wife Winnie live in Key West with their two children, Charlie and Ty. Rick’s other son, Tony, is a graduate of the University of West Florida and was the starting left fielder for the Conch’s State Championship baseball team in 2005.
Conch Town Live is Mon-Fri from 5 to 6 live from Niles Sales and Service. The show is in it’s 13th year.