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(2/5/2014 10:45:02 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Just heard about the passing of my dear friend Ron Ruth. What a great guy. We worked together at McLendon's WYSL in Buffalo. He introduced me to what became my wife several months after he dated her sister. If anyone ever asks: "What is Radio" - the answer is Ron Ruth.
- Art Wabder
(12/2/2013 8:44:26 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Lots of miles out there on the radio highway since Ron and I worked at McLendon in the late 60s. What a really great guy! STAN WEBB
- Stan Webb
(11/27/2013 7:43:10 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
If half of life is indeed just showing up, then Ron was a scratch player. He took it to an art form, made it his trademark. But beyond "just showing up", he became radio's Johnny Appleseed of joy, spreading goodwill and great humor wherever he went. For that and much more, we gave him our love and respect. So as we raise a glass to this special guy and close pal, let's keep a place in our hearts for him. He'll always be there.
- Bill Clark
(11/24/2013 10:53:10 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I was shocked and saddened by Ron's untimely demise. While I had never laid eyes on him till I hit Miami, we had something in common. We both worked for Robert E. Eastman & Company, with Frank Boyle. I was on the air at WTRX in Flint & Ron worked at KAFY in Bakersfield. Every onece in a while I'd speak with him "long distance" about a promotion or two. He was always happy to help. Then in Miami, we met and to this day, I've NEVER heard a bad word spoken about Ron. RIP, friend.
- Pat Appleson
(11/22/2013 3:15:54 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
"Uncle Ron" as we always referred to him was a tremendous person, mentor and friend. In all of the time I spent with him over the last 20+ years he was exactly how everyone has described. Warm, wonderful, quick with a joke and even more memorable by his willingness to always help, no matter the situation. No words can adequately describe the impact you have had with everyone you came in contact with. You will be greatly missed and long remembered! Thanks for being you!
- Todd Fries
(11/22/2013 2:24:39 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ron, you made a difference in my professional success and life. You knew me and greeted me by name and grabbed my hand when no one else did. Unsolicited, you reached out to me at 2 different times in your "big bro way" that helped me make the right decision(s). Please hit a perfect tee shot and then raise the glass with Norm and Ken.


- Tony Yoken
(11/22/2013 9:56:12 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ron was a great guy who did not know a stranger. My kids loved to see him at board meetings. Monica and I will truly miss him!
- Mike Carter

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