Dick Jamison was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland After graduation from high school, he immediately dived into a career in radio, working at several radio stations in Maryland and Illinois. After service in the Army during the Korean War, he moved to Missouri and resumed his broadcasting activities, working at a station in Jefferson City, and later at a large AM-FM & TV station in Kansas City. While in Missouri, he obtained his bachelor degree in History and a law degree from the University of Missouri.
After graduation, Jamison was admitted to the bars of Missouri, New York and Texas. He temporarily abandoned broadcasting (for 35 years!) and went to work in the Legal Department of American Airlines. He served American for 20 years before retiring as a Vice President. He then became Airport Director of Detroit's Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and later provided consulting services to airport operators from Providence, Rhode Island to Anchorage, Alaska.
Upon full retirement, Jamison moved to Winchester, Virginia and resumed his broadcasting activities as a volunteer classical music announcer for WMRA. He is married to another Cumberland native, Elva Taylor Jamison, and they have three grown daughters and three male grand-children.