Hall of Fame

Dick Bott

Richard (Dick) P. Bott, Sr. is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Bott Radio Network, a national leader in Christian Talk Radio featuring quality Bible teaching, Christian news and information programming 24/7.  Now celebrating 61 years of service, Bott Radio Network began in 1962 when Dick and Sherley Bott purchased Country Music Station KANS in Kansas City, Missouri and transformed it into KCCV – Kansas City’s Christian Voice.  Today, BRN owns and operates 120 stations reaching into 16 states with a combined coverage of 63 million people. BRN is available worldwide online at BottRadioNetwork.com, BRN mobile apps, iHeart Radio, TuneIn Radio, Apple Music, Smart Speakers, Roku, and Apple TV.

Mr. Bott is a pioneer Christian broadcaster.  His broadcasting career began 71 years ago in San Francisco, California at radio station KSAN in 1952.  He serves on the Board of Directors of National Religious Broadcasters and was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame in 2008.  He is the recipient of the Dred Scott Freedom Award (2015) and the Richard M. DeVos Free Enterprise Award for Exceptional Leadership from the Council for National Policy (2016).  Mr. Bott and his wife, Sherley, celebrate their 71st Wedding Anniversary this month.  They have four grown children (including one in heaven), plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Dick and Sherley live in the Greater Kansas City area, and in summer they can be found at the Lake of the Ozarks.