Richard Joseph Jannetta

July 15, 1953March 25, 2021

Richard J. “Rick Adams” Jannetta, 67, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 25, 2021.

He was a son of the late Sabatino “Sam” and Mary P. (Pontarelli) Jannetta and brother of Louis A. Jannetta and his companion Diane DiPrete. He also leaves several close and dear cousins, Frederick Pontarelli, Ruth Iacobbo, Dorothy LaRose and Raymond Pontarelli.

Richard was the host of “Uncensored Radio Free Rhode Island” and broadcasted over WALE 990 AM as well as many other stations during his 26+ years working in the industry. He was also known as “Mr. Movie” and was a “reel” man. His film collection is endless, consisting of over 4,000 titles. He projected his personality well through his love of the film industry both past and present.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, 9-10 AM in the Pontarelli-Marino Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence, with a service at 10 AM. Graveside burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021


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Wayne Balukas

April 7, 2021

I am a RBN listener and just learned of Rick's passing. Over the years (2009) I have listened to a lot of Ricks broadcasts. I heard a kind, knowledgeable, committed soul making a great effort to alert and educate his people. We have lost a great warrior but the knowledge that Rick imparted to us will live on.

Suzanne Pennacchia

April 5, 2021

So sorry to hear of Richie's passing.

Jennifer LaFlamme

April 5, 2021

So sorry to hear of Richie’s death.


April 5, 2021

Rick, I feel like I lost a family memer, while listening you on RBN since 2010... Your voice, show intro, and your professional interviews with guests, from the likes of Eustace Mullins, Polka Face, etc. al will be solely missed.. I KNOW you are in God's Grace, and are among the most sacred who are bestowed with the Lord's presence;
God Bless you, your soul, and your surviving family members Rick... We have Lost a LEGEND... You are surely deserving of God's Golden microphone if there is one... You will NOT be forgotten Rick, your were loved by Millions .... Your shoes will never be filled by any other, because Rick "Adams", was a One of a Kind... God Speed my friend.. We will meet one day... THANK YOU...

Karen Quinn-Tostado

April 4, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of Rick's passing, for he was a great patriot and friend who helped me immensely as we both tried to head off the debacle that the world is falling to. He was an important team member of United WE Strike, and we spent many hours together during 2009 - 2013 attempting to educate and Unite folks in Peaceful Non-Compliance.
We lost touch due to my health issues for years, then connected again these last 3 years, where periodically I'd guest again. I did not know he had passed until today, Easter Sunday, which, in a way, to me, shows he's risen and will always be well remembered. I regret that we did not speak earlier last month, however my Heart will carry and cherish his memory forever. May we meet on the other side. Namaste, karen

Scott McLachlan

April 3, 2021

Rest in Peace Rick ! God Bless you for your work in the World.

Was a dedicated listener to Rick's show on RBN since 2010 at least.

Communicated with Rick many times through Email. He never ignored a message.

From Ontario Canada.

Jimmy X

April 3, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family. I listened to Rick for years on RBN. He was one of the people who influenced me to do talk radio. He will be sorely missed.

Clinton G

April 2, 2021

Thank you, Mr. Adams, for the great radio shows over the years.


Cyndi Steele

March 31, 2021

My condolences to his family and all who loved and cared for Rick! He was a great man and will always be missed, I will forever be grateful for the support he gave during some dark times of my life. May he rest in peace!

gerald fichtner

March 31, 2021

Rick is with the Father and creator and his son and the Holy spirit he spoke the truth he sugar coated nothing he eased the hearts of mortals with Faith that all is in Gods hands and fear not a thing, and worry not! and justice will rain down on all at the appointed time and have faith and trust in God and his son along with the holy spirit GOD will smite down the wicked in his time .