To pursue his radio career, Ron left his hometown, Plant City, for some of the biggest stations in the country. His list of stations includes working for radio programming pioneer and innovator Gordon McLendon at KEEL in Shreveport, where he pulled in amazing ratings in afternoon drive, and Plough’s flagship station, WPLO in Atlanta.
In the mid 1960’s, Ron temporarily gave up his successful radio career and returned to Plant City to help with his parents’ furniture and carpet business. He kept a foot in radio, though, and picked up a part-time job doing an afternoon air shift at WPLA. He was also the station’s play-by-play man for the Friday night Plant City High School football games.
Ron loved sports and said on many occasions that sports play-by-play was his real reason for wanting to get into the radio business. However, he was not a country music fan. So when WPLA flipped to a country format in 1970 he left and returned to radio in Atlanta. Since then, he has also been a force in syndicated satellite radio and has continued his interest in play-by-play as an announcer for Atlanta Hawks basketball games.
1966 - 1970 WPLA (Sports)
1966 - 1970 WPLA (On Air Personality)