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This profile was last updated on 10/31/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Phone: (818) ***-****  
Radio Ranch
13440 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks , California 91423
United States

Company Description: The Famous Radio Ranch - A radio advertising production company known for its extraordinary creative reputation in writing, producing, casting, and directing radio...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A. , Speech and Theater
    Franklin and Marshall College
  • Yale Drama School
  • MA , Clinical Psychology
    Phillips Graduate Institute
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Radio commercial advertising production, producing spots ads, 31 Oct 2015 [cached]
DICK ORKIN, The Czar of Shtick
Not too long ago Dick was born into loving family of Lithuanian dairy farmers in a rural town named Linkuva. Well, actually a village. When he attained college age Dick commuted on an ox cart for a few years between Bremen and Blue Balls, Pennsylvania, attending F&M college and Yale Drama School. An IQ test given by the Linkuva village elders on a Tuesday, a week before Shavuot, was the key to a very good job milking cows at WCFL radio in Chicago. He spoke to himself all the time as he tugged and pulled the udders and thus started his career as a radio writer, performer and producer of ad spots and radio serials. This includesChickenman, Toothfairy and a 12-part series on collecting eggs. The spots were listened to and noted by other stations looking for talent and they, in turn, adopted cows and chickens as part of their writers' training programs. And for his high IQ creation of this inventive training method, Dick was inducted into the Nab Radio Hall of Fame and received other notable agricultural awards. He lives with his wife and his beloved poultry in Van Nuys, CA. Making a radio commercial, ad, spot-give Dick a call for smart and genuinely friendly production help.
One day, years later, Dick Orkin was driving down the highway and saw Andrew recording the sounds of insects as part of an experiment to see which kind provide the best ambient sound to help insomniacs fall asleep.
Dick threw a sack over Andrew's head, tossed him into the trunk of his car, and brought him to his studio, where he forced him to learn how to make radio commercials.
RAB News Release, 14 May 2006 [cached]
After leaving the agency world as Creative Director of Grey Advertising, Berdis joined Dick Orkin to form Dick and Bert, reviving the comic commercial art form with a breakthrough four-year campaign for Time Magazine that garnered 13 Clios.
The Radio-Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award was conceived in 1997 to honor the very best creative use of Radio as an advertising medium.Recipients include Paul Harvey, America’s #1-rated Radio personality; Charles Osgood, legendary CBS Radio and Television news correspondent and anchor; Keith Reinhard, Chairman and CEO of DDB Needham Worldwide, Inc.; Stan Richards, founder and principal of The Richards Group in Dallas; and Dick Orkin, Creative Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Famous Radio Ranch in Hollywood, California.
This Radio Character Didn't Shock - Instead, He Made Millions Laugh, 14 Mar 2005 [cached]
"Chickenman" was created in 1967 by Dick Orkin, who at the time worked for WCFL Radio in Chicago.Orkin went on to become a radio legend.In fact, recently he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.
Dick Orkin, creator of ..., 15 April 2011 [cached]
Dick Orkin, creator of Chickenman, The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fairy and hundreds of award winning radio commercials, and his group of top-notch writers and producers at The Famous Radio Ranch, are proud to add Our Town Gets the News into their extensive creative roster.
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