A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Rickie Clark (AKA Rickie “Solid Gold” Clark), has simultaneously and successfully maintained a career in broadcasting, publishing and law enforcement.
A graduate of North Central High School—Indianapolis, Rickie went on to pursue music and broadcasting from Ball State University and IUPUI. Rickie also received certification from the Humble School of Deception and Milwaukee Technical College in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Rickie’s media career included years as an air personality for WTLC-FM, Indianapolis. Accomplishments include being voted disc jockey of the year in a 1972 poll taken by Billboard Magazine. In 1978, Rickie founded and became president of Circle City International Record Company. In 1980 Rickie merged his record company, Circle City Records, with Tyscot Records, a gospel music label. In 1991, Rickie returned to his radio roots, helping to create and put on the air, hip-hop radio station WHHH-FM, then later both smooth jazz WYJZ and WDNI-TV. Rickie is the publisher/CEO/founder of Indiana Minority Business Magazine and Directory, Indiana Parenting Magazine, the Street Language Dictionary, and the youth magazine Hip Hop Chatter.
In addition to his Radio/TV and music careers, Rickie served as a member of the Indianapolis Police Department from 1977 to 1994 in various areas as a police officer and as a prominent detective.
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee now has a total of 36 years in the media industry, is single, and has three adult children and six grandchildren, and has been a member of Light of the World Christian Church since 1976.
Currently, Rickie is the Vice Chairman of the Indiana State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper- Magazine Division and Vice President of J7 Entertainment.