April 15, 2015
Traffic Reporter Richie Roads...
If you have listened to airborne traffic reports on the San Francisco Bay Area's leading radio stations KGO, KBLX or KNBR in the late 90’s through 2008 you no doubt will recognize our April 15 speaker’s voice. For nearly twelve years, Richie Roads reported Bay Area traffic conditions mornings, noon, and afternoons while flying in a Cessna 172 or a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter over our freeways and bridges. Join us Wednesday evening April 15 as Richie shares some of his adventures including police chases, historical events and yes, some possible UFO sightings.
About Richie Roads
Richie Roads started his career in the 1970's as a Barker in the world famous Broadway area of San Francisco. His next stop was Las Vegas where he spent the early ‘80s as an announcer on the hotel, casino, and night club scene. He returned to his home town of New Orleans in the early ‘90s where he became an on-air personality for two of the most popular radio stations in the southern major market, WNOE and KOOL 95. He came back to the San Francisco Bay Area in1996 (where he had lived as a teenager) to be hired by the nation’s largest radio reporter contract provider, Metro Networks. A year later he signed on for Airborne Reporter Patrol and spent the next eleven years giving guidance for those stuck in commutes and reported on major local news events from San Jose to Santa Rosa. In the process, he logged over 10,000 hours in several aircraft and enjoyed a multitude aeronautic experiences.
Location:Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA
Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street a couple hundred yards past the museum.