Richie Whitt

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Richie Young Whitt (July 8, 1964 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is a radio personality for 105.3 The Fan and former sports columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Observer.

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Early life

He was raised in Duncanville and graduated from Duncanville High School. After that, he attended The University of Texas at Arlington and received a bachelor's degree in journalism.[2]

Career

Whitt previously worked as a sports columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 1986 to 2004 and as a sports blogger for the Dallas Observer.[3] His blog was called "The Sportatorium", named for a sports venue that used to stand in the Dallas area. He hosts the afternoon-drive radio program R.A.G.E. (Richie And Greggo Extravaganza) with sports personality Greg "Greggo" Williams from 2:00 PM Central until 7:00 PM Central on 105.3 The Fan.

Whitt's shtick on the air is that of a grumpy curmudgeon. Frequent targets of his insults include former Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips, former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks, Tim Tebow, overweight women, devout Christians, and his radio audience.

The 1% Club

When callers make comments on Whitt's show on The Fan that Whitt considers to be in the lowest one percent of intellectual output, he nominates them for the dubious award of being in "The 1% Club". Usually, Whitt gives callers one last chance to reconsider their ill-conceived arguments by asking them if they are "one percent serious" about the subject.[4] This ended up being a failed bit.

Personal life

Whitt, a divorcee, resides in McKinney, Texas.

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