Chuck Richardson

After graduating from Freed-Hardeman College in 1968 and from Harding University in 1971 with a major in music, Chuck was a special bandsman in the U.S. Army for several years.

In 1980 he was asked by V. E. Howard to serve as Technical Director for the International Gospel Hour and to operate his 24-track studio National Recording Co. in Texarkana, Texas.

The Gospel Hour was then distributed to about 100 radio stations weekly on tape reels in three different formats. Later in the 1980s the distribution medium was changed to cassettes.

In 1996, due to failing health, brother Howard turned the program over to Winford Claiborne and the West Fayetteville Church of Christ in Fayetteville, Tennessee.

As of 2020, Chuck was still responsible for the technical production of the International Gospel Hour programs. Radio stations could download broadcasts from the Internet.

In 2010 Roy Davison contacted Chuck about the possibility of digitizing brother Howard’s radio tapes for use in The Old Paths Archive. Chuck spent many hours converting more than 200 audio tapes into mp3 format. Brother Davison bore the expense of this conversion and set up the VEHOWARD.NET website. He also collected video and audio material from other sources. In the meantime these mp3 files have been copied to other websites and made available on Internet radio stations.

In 2017 Roy Davison arranged for the radio sermons of V. E. Howard to be included in the digital archives of Brackett Library at Harding University.