DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE & MEDIA SERVICES
Rich Walburg, Game Day Communications’ director of Media and Creative Services, has over 25 years’ experience in media relations, communications, broadcasting and electronic media. Prior to Game Day Communications, Rich was director of Communications for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. He led a marketing and communications team that helped bring record crowds to iconic Cincinnati festivals, Taste of Cincinnati® and Oktoberfest Zinzinnati®. Additionally, his team helped attract more than one million visitors to Downtown Cincinnati and Over the Rhine for the inaugural BLINK® art and light event in 2017. Rich has also enjoyed positions at the National MS Society, Q102 radio and an 18-year stint at 700WLW radio, where he served as executive producer to Marconi award-winning talk shows hosted by Jim Scott and Bill Cunningham. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and on the Board of Advisors for the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Writing Program. In 2009, Walburg was inducted into the Kings Island Hall of Fame. He worked as a seasonal employee for the theme park from 1983 to 1991. Walburg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. He lives in West Chester, Ohio with his wife Cindy and their dogs, Peanut and Bear.
Favorite sports memory
March 2, 2000. The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball Bearcats are at DePaul Blue Demons. DePaul is up by 10 with 3:46 on the game clock. Bearcats great, Kenyon Martin, makes four straight baskets and assists to go ahead with 2.7 seconds remaining. Bearcats win 64-62.
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Jambalaya by Hank Williams
Which is your favorite- Coffee, tea or pop?
Diet Mountain Dew
Best single day on the calendar
FAVORITE BROADWAY MUSICAL
The Music Man