A hayseed hillbilly from rural Kansas, Richard Christy made his mark on The Stern Show long before Howard ever hired him. A frequent caller and contributor of Robin news parody songs, Richard went on to take top prize in the "Win John's Job" contest in 2004. Now a producer, Richard continues to create some of the show's most memorable pranks and phony phone calls, with the help of his partner and best friend, Sal Governale. As funny as Richard is, his most impressive talent might be his drumming. Richard has drummed with heavy metal bands Death, Iced Earth and Charred Walls of the Damned. Due to his willingness to perform "gay" stunts on-air, some staff members question Richard's sexuality. Nevertheless, Christy married his wife Kristin in 2011.