R O N N
W E N S
San Francisco Bay Area
Talk Show Host
Ronn Owens hosts the most compelling and
thought-provoking morning talk show in Northern California. A graduate of Temple
University in Philadelphia, he moved to the Bay Area in 1975 to host The Ronn Owens Program on KGO Radio, San Francisco.
In that time he has had
thousands of guests on the hot seat, including Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi,
Condoleezza Rice, Benjamin Netanyahu, John McCain, Eliot Spitzer, Jimmy Carter,
Secretaries of State, CIA Directors, as well as pop and sport celebrities.
a versatile talk host, a
superb interviewer, and
author, Ronn Owens covers
everything from politics to
pop culture, and
his show has been called the
"ultimate town hall
is unpredictable and has
become a Bay Area icon.
Talkers Magazine named him one of the Top
25 Greatest Radio Talk Show Hosts of All Time. Ronn was ranked 13th - the top local personality in the
In 2003 Ronn won the prestigious Marconi Award for
Major Market Personality of the Year by the National Association of Broadcasters.
In 2005, 2007, 2008, and
2010, Ronn was nominated to the National Radio Hall of Fame.
In 2006, he was named Talk Show Personality of the Year by Radio and
Ronn was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of
Fame in December, 2007.
Ronn again was awarded the Marconi Award in 2010
for Major Market Personality of the Year by the
National Association of Broadcasters.
He is credited with introducing the concept of bumper music in radio talk
shows. He also created "Rock Trivia" in 1974, before the format of Oldies was
His first book, "Voice of Reason: Why The Left and Right Are Wrong",
was published in 2004.
Ronn is married to former KCBS anchor Jan
Black. They have two daughters, Sarah and Laura.