Wednesday March 9, 2016
In recent months, it seems like we can barely get through 48 hours without news of the loss of yet another broadcast radio legend.
Ron Jacobs — who, along with Bill Drake, co-created KHJ/Los Angeles’groundbreaking ‘Boss Radio’ Top 40 format, and teamed with the late Tom Rounds and Casey Kasem to create the iconic national radio show American Top 40 — has died at his home in Hawaii. He was 78. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has the official obituary HERE, while friends and colleagues are remembering ‘Whodaguy’ and his colorful career in radio on his Facebook page HERE.
And more sad news as NTS MediaOnline Today sends condolences to the family and friends of longtime San Diego radio personality and thoroughbred horse racing broadcaster Ernie Myers, who died yesterday (3/8) due to complications from Parkinson’s which he’d been fighting for the past several years. He was 86. Over the course of his four decades (1950s-1980s) in broadcast radio, Myers was heard on the air in America’s Finest Cityat KSDO, KOGO and KPOP. He was also a familiar voice to fans of watching the horses run, calling races at San Diego’s historic Del Mar Thoroghbred Club. iHeart Media/San Diego News/Talker KOGO has more on Myers’ broadcasting career HERE.