Mar. 5, 1920 Farmington Strafford County New Hampshire, USA
Aug. 16, 2011 Southport Brunswick County North Carolina, USA
Longtime Hartford, CT radio & television broadcaster. He started with WTIC Radio in 1952. He did various spots from being Bob Steele's newsman, to hosting STRICTLY SPORTS. He covered many UCONN games as well as the Greater Hartford Golf Tournament. On television, he was best know for hosting THE HAP RICHARDS SHOW on WTIC-3 from 1957 to 1974. The show aired every weekday morning from 9am to 9:15am. On the show, Richards played 2 characters: 1)Hap Richards, the Mayor of Joyville and 2)Uncle Henry Tibbets, the Postmaster. After leaving broadcasting, Richards went on to work in Corporate Communications as well as academia.
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Loved watching you here in Waterford om the old WTIC channel 3. -
Thomas Davis Added: Feb. 4, 2014
I did not know you had passed and was sad to stumble upon the obit online. Thank you Floyd, Uncle Henry and Mayor Hap were a favorite part of my mornings when I was a kid. What ever happened to places like Joyville? Rest in peace. -
j Added: Apr. 7, 2013