Ricky O

Shows - Latin Soul Party | Friday 8pm

My Musical Influence has to be my father Richard J. Olguin Sr., he is an amazing drummer and since the age of 2 he taught me how to play. When I was around 8 years old I took lessons to read music and my dad helped me develop my ear and the art of improvisation. I was raised on jazz and R&B.

I play New Mexico Spanish music and Rock & Roll. To this day, I play all types of music; this helps me with my mobile DJ service at club with mixing beats, blending and styles. When my family had parties I was the DJ, they put me in front of the stereo and with stack of LPs and 45s. I was very smooth putting the needle to the groove.

My favorite groups were and still are Santana, Malo, El Chicano, War, Earth Wind and Fire, Ohio Players, Grover Washington Jr, George Benson, Max Roach, Gene Kruppa, Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham, Willi Bobo and Art Blakey. I was raised on great music.

Ricky O has been a co-host of Latin Soul Party for over 12 years. Although he’s partial to Latin, R&B, and Jazz music, Ricky says, “I love everything that’s good!”

Music lover and KUVO “Latin Soul Party co-host. Ricky O has been active in Denver radio for over 36 years. In the mid 1980s he met Danny Valenzuela, one of the best radio engineers in Denver, and Carlos Lando, then program director at KDKO. During his time at KDKO, he co-hosted a mix show called The House Party. This was the original mix show in Denver, rocking 4 turntables and rated #1! Since KDKO, he’s worked in various capacities at KBIG Sports Talk Radio, Big Dogg 92.5, Lite 92.1, 92X, Hot Talk 92.1, KS104, KS107.5 and KYGO, moving along with the various mergers and acquisitions in the radio business. All the while, Ricky O has been running a mobile DJ service at clubs and private parties. Ricky also plays drums and percussion and has been DJing since age of 13.

Ricky O is the proud father two sons and a daughter. His sons have their own rock and dubstep band called “Goodbye Serenity.”

Recent Posts

Latin Soul Party—WAR Fest

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