Richard Ives

Senior Producer

Richard Ives came to WLRN in September 2000 to begin a new career in radio. Born in Fort Lauderdale, his family moved to Long Island, New York, where he grew up. After graduation from college and an unsatisfying stint in a job that, as he puts it, "paid the bills but for which I had no passion" he found himself contemplating a midlife career change after being laid-off.

With the assistance of supportive family members who were once again residing in Florida he returned to the Fort Lauderdale area and went back to school for broadcasting. Richard found the passion that his previous job lacked when he discovered public radio. Upon finishing school he sought out an internship at WLRN. That proved to be "a stroke of good fortune in the extreme" as he came under the tutelage of Joseph Cooper who along with other WLRN radio staff helped him to further develop the skills necessary for a career in Public radio.

Though "it's a bit of a struggle to find the time" he still likes to run, listen to live music, get tattooed, and socialize with family and friends. "I love to meet new people and working at WLRN has afforded me the opportunity to meet, and work with, an amazing assortment of people. The experience has enriched my life beyond anything I would've imagined."

Richard Ives can be contacted at 305-995-7664 or

11/23/15 - Many South Floridians quake at the remembrance of 1992’s Hurricane Andrew.  The potent storm left 65 dead, and thousands homeless.

11/17/15 - On Tuesday’s Topical Currents we learn more about the Give Miami Day program, and other philanthropic efforts in our region.

11/16/15 - In a world of strangers drowning in need, where do we draw the line of personal responsibility?  Consider the classic quandary:  should you save your own mother from drowning . . . or two strangers?

11/12/15 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Art Friedlich President of the Urban Oasis Project.  This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to gardening and farming that does not harm the environment.  They run a 22 acre farm, sell local produce, grass fed beef, free

11/12/15 - On Thursday’s Topical Currents, we begin with Lynn University Professor Robert Watson, who’s written America’s First Crisis:  The War of 1812, a fascinating account of what’s called, “America’s Forgotten War.” And more.  Linda Gassenheimer details Miami’s Urban Oasis Project, which not only promotes sustainable gardening, but runs a 22-acre farm in Homestead. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1PM. 

Audrey Armitage

11/11/15 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents examines regulated hunting, such as the recent hunt of Florida bears.

11/10/15 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we discuss issues faced in the realm of modern public health.