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Ronn Owens Biography
Ronn Owens, born Ronald Lowenstein is an American journalist who hosts The Ronn Owens Report, a ten-minute weekday program airing on KGO in San Francisco.
Ronn Owens has had the top-rated KGO 810 program for over 35 years. He had thousands of guests in the hot seat at that time, including President Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Steve Martin, Condoleezza Rice, Benjamin Netanyahu, John McCain, Eliot Spitzer, Joe Montana, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Carter, Willie Mays, State Secretaries, CIA Directors, and community leaders.
As a versatile talk host and author, Ronn covers everything from politics to pop culture, and his show has been called the “ultimate town hall meeting.” Similar to KGO listenership, Ronn is unpredictable and has long been the voice of reason in the Bay Area, balancing issues so that listeners can make up their own minds. As Ronn says, “I’m just like everyone else–I’m looking at and commenting on the world around me.”
Ronn Owens Age
Owens was born on October 17, 1945, in New York, NY United States. He is 73 years old as of 2018.Ronn Owens Photo
Ronn Owens Family
We have no records regarding his parents and siblings. We will keep you up to date as soon as we get them.
Ronn Owens Wife | Ronn Owens Children | Ronn Owens Jan Black
Owens is married to former KGO and KCBS Radio news anchor/talk host Jan Black. They have two daughters together, Sarah Owens and Laura Owens.
Ronn Owens Career
After graduating from Temple University, Owens began his career in broadcasting in 1968. He hosted radio programs in Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, and Philadelphia before moving to San Francisco’s KGO Radio in 1975. In 2004, the station owned by Disney / ABC signed an eight-year guaranteed contract with Owens to continue hosting the Ronn Owens Program. The program had more than 500,000 regular listeners at its peak.
Owens was off the airwaves of the KGO during an 88-day contract dispute that ended in February 1995. Reportedly, the dispute involved a difference of opinion on whether to allow national syndication of his show.
Between 1997 and 1998, on KABC, also owned by Disney, Owens ‘ show was simulcast in Los Angeles. Owens took Michael Jackson’s time slot, whose ratings were declining. Despite signing a five-year contract to do the simulcast, after one year Owens vacated the time slot at KABC, because his show had failed to generate adequate ratings in Los Angeles. Owens reportedly blamed both Jackson and KABC — Jackson for “taking shots” at Owens “on the air and off the air” and KABC for failing to promote Owens’ show. Disney reportedly bought out the remainder of Owens’ simulcast contract.
After spending his first hour sounding very lethargic, Ronn Owens left his broadcast two hours early on Monday, September 17, 2007. He returned to the air on September 24, 2007, explaining that he was diagnosed with transient global amnesia (TGA), a type of amnesia involving the sudden, temporary disturbance in the memory of an otherwise healthy person. In Owens’ case it was triggered by the adverse interaction of two prescription drugs.
On December 2, 2011, except for Owens, KGO fired all of its on-air show hosts. He remained in the 9 a.m.-to-noon slot, with all-news or Bloomberg Radio being the other hours. On March 31, 2016, Owens announced that as of April 4, 2016 he would be moving to the 3 p.m.-to-6 p.m. slot on KGO’s sister station, KSFO. On April 4, 2016, Owens announced that he would remain at KGO, but in a modified time slot of 10 a.m. to Noon. Owens has a personal services contract with the station that does not allow for early termination. Owens was paid more than $1 million per year, the highest salary for a broadcaster in northern California.
Ronn Owens Net Worth
There is no exact record of his property of this radio host but Owen was paid over $1 million per year, the highest salary for any broadcaster in Northern California.
Is Ronn Owens Still On Kgo
Owens still hosts The Ronn Owens Report, a ten-minute weekday program airing on KGO in San Francisco.
Ronn Owens Burt Reynolds Interview
Ronn interviewed Burt Reynolds on San Francisco’s KGO (810 AM) back in October 1994.
Ronn Owens Illness
On September 17, 2007, he was diagnosed with transient global amnesia (TGA), a type of amnesia involving the sudden, temporary disturbance in the memory of an otherwise healthy person. In Owens’ case, it was triggered by the adverse interaction of two prescription drugs.
Ronn Owens Health
KGO Radio talk show host Ronn Owens underwent brain surgery in August 2017 in San Francisco to ease symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Owens has been coping with Parkinson’s disease for 13 years and only went public with it in 2014.