Elman was Public Affairs officer at Pacifica Foundation, WBAI radio from 1961-64 and produced over 40 programs on the arts and politics. He also read from some of his own work which included, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. These broadcasts are available here, thanks to the help of archivists at the Pacifica Foundation who have digitized Elman's broadcasts.
The broadcasts are divided into three categories: Elman reading and discussing his own work, then broadcasts he produced on the politics, culture, and literature.
Bob Fass remembers Richard in the following recording from his radio show on WBAI broadcast January 2, 1998, a few days after Richard's death.