In Focus Podcast

Episode 16

The former editor of the Standard-Times Sunday magazine section whose stories featured many local artists, writers, musicians, and performers.

Ralph Hickok

Welcome editor, feature writer, newswriter, and sportsbook author Ralph Hickok to In-Focus Podcast Number 16.

Ralph is a multi-talented and multi-faceted writer. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and majored in English at Harvard.

Ralph Hickok came to New Bedford in 1963 as the editor of the Standard-Times Sunday magazine section. Wrote many feature stories about artists, writers, musicians, and other performers.

In 1973, he became the copy chief at Southeastern Advertising Agency (SEA) in downtown New Bedford. Travel/tourism was a major focus of SEA.  Ralph wrote many of ads, brochures, and other materials for the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Battleship Cove, the City of New Bedford, and Bristol County.

He is also a sports historian who has written a number of books about sports history and biography including the Vagabond Halfback The Saga of Johnny Blood McNally

Listen in on his conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier delves more into Ralph’s background and his contributions to the community, his writing, and life!

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are embarking on are still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!



Ralph Hickok
49 Orchard St.
Apt. 2
New Bedford, MA 02740