Indianapolis gardening guru Dick Crum, or "Dr. Dirt", shares his knowledge and wit on WIBC every Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
Dick was the longtime horticultural educator with the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in Indianapolis who retired in 1997. But since then, he stayed busier than ever, dispensing more than 40 years of gardening knowledge to Indianapolis residents.
Dick, who grew up on a farm in Parke County, originally studied entomology (bug science) at Purdue and wanted to work in an orchard. But, when no job was available after he graduated, he took a job with the Extension office as a horticulturist and that set him on the path to become the city's most famous and most loved source for gardening information.
Pat Sullivan is the man to ask when you need to clean your deck, repair your plumbing, or install a new floor. He is the guru of home improvement and the co-host (along with Dick Crum) of the Home and Garden show, Saturdays from 9-1. Pat began his radio career at WIBC in 1995 and he says it was the first job for which he'd ever filled out an application!
Pat's "other job" is as the President of Sullivan's Hardware, a chain of family owned stores in Indianapolis. Pat's father opened the first store at 71st and Keystone in 1954, so Pat literally grew up in the hardware business. Pat took over the reins of the business when his father retired in 1989.
His expertise in all things hardware comes from a lifetime of learning. Pat not only learned about the business of selling hardware, he also learned the best ways to use the tools and products he sells as well as how to tackle nearly any home improvement project.