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                                                                                           ronn's bio

  R O N N   O 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.

 As 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 meeting." 

 Ronn 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 country.

 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 Records.

 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 invented.

 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.