Ron is a native of Butte Montana, known as the richest hill on earth and now America’s largest superfund clean up site.
Ron is president of Butte Broadcasting and General Manager of radio stations KBOW, KOPR and KGLM . Ron started his broadcast career as a junior in high school at the stations. Working for Shag Miller he worked his way from weekend announcer to General Manager over the next 16 years. He and wife Shelly bought the radio stations from Shag on April first of 1994. Ron can still be heard on the air as the morning announcer on KOPR 94 and doing play-by-play sports. Recently he has added Buttesports.com, an on-line sports page, to the radio stations.
During his 33 year career he has served Montana broadcasters twice on the Board of Directors of the Montana Broadcasters Association. Ron’s first term started in 1990 and lasted ten years. Seven of those years Ron served as NAB Legislative Liaison working closely with our representatives in Washington DC. The term included two years as President of the Association, in 2010 Ron re-joined the MBA board and is currently active on the board. In 1998 Ron was elected to his first term on the NAB radio board representing Montana, Idaho and Wyoming he served through 2002. In 2006 Ron was re-elected to the NAB Radio Board and finished his six years of service to the national radio industry in 2012.
In 2012, the National Association of Broadcasters honored radio station KBOW with a prestigious Crystal Award. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized 10 radio stations radio stations each year, for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.
Ron and his wife Shelly along with their two children Maggie and Austin and Ron’s 80 year old mother all can be found working at the radio stations.