Richard Strack joined Boise State Public Radio in June 2013 as Eastern Region Chief Engineer in Twin Falls. In August of 2015 Rick was promoted to Chief Engineer and relocated to Boise, Idaho to manage the engineering department. Rick works with the assistance of the other two staff engineers in covering the translators and full power transmitters from Jackpot, NV all the way up to Salmon, ID, and from Boise to McCall -- with many facilities in between.
Before joining BSPR, Rick has worked as Director of Engineering at television stations across Idaho and Montana, including KTRV-TV in Nampa, KTVQ in Billings, MT, KTVB in Boise, and Idaho Public Television. Rick was part of the original engineering team that put KTRV Nampa on the air in October 1981.
Rick graduated from Idaho State University in 1990, and holds an AAS in Applied Science. He completed the ISU Electronics Technology program in 1980 and received his technology certificate. He’s active in the local SBE Chapter #115, and has served previously served as chairman & vice-chairman of the local chapter. Rick has three daughters and five grandchildren who live in Boise, Pocatello and Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He has two dogs and two cats that keep him company.