Ron Brown

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Name: Ron Brown
Date registered: May 4, 2012

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Ron Brown anchors Newswatch 12 This Morning. Ron was born in Klamath Falls and moved to Rogue Valley when he was five. He attended Gold Hill schools through eighth grade and graduated from Crater High School. Ron graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio and Television in 1972. After college Ron went into the military for three years. He spent 16 months in Vietnam and six months in Wuerzburg, Germany. In 1973 Ron married Judee Harding of Riverside, California who he met the summer before graduating. Ron and Judee have three children. The are all married and live in Utah and Iowa. In August 2007, Ron became a grandfather for the first time when his daughter and son-in-law welcomed their son Jakob in Iowa. Ron started his career in broadcasting in 1980 at KRWQ Radio in Gold Hill as the station’s newsman. He started at KDRV in March 1986. Ron has anchored Newswatch 12 This Morning since its first broadcast. After the news Ron covers stories across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Ron has traveled the world for stories covering things in Vietnam and Russia, where he’s gone three times. Ron enjoys history, working in the yard and traveling to visit family in Utah, Idaho, Southern California and Central Oregon. Ron lives in Gold Hill.

Latest posts

  1. Oregon Trails: Gold Stamp Mills — July 14, 2014
  2. Oregon Trails: 4th of July — July 4, 2014
  3. Interstate Construction Wrapping Up — May 28, 2014
  4. Oregon Trails: Locomotive Number 4 — May 9, 2014
  5. Oregon Trails: Libraries — May 2, 2014

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Oregon Trails: Gold Stamp Mills

GOLD HILL, Ore.– Gold mining is not what it once was in Southern Oregon, but it’s legacy and tradition still captivate many people’s imagination. A small Jackson County historical group is hoping that an interest in the past could help them in the future. Newswatch 12′s Ron Brown looks at the restoration of a piece … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: 4th of July

MEDFORD, Ore. — The parades are over and crowds are gathering for fireworks shows all over our region as Southern Oregon residents celebrate the nations 238th birthday. It’s just some of the traditional ways Americans celebrate Independence Day, but it hasn’t always been that way. For most of us, fireworks and parades, coupled with a … Continue reading »

Interstate Construction Wrapping Up

YREKA, Ore.– It is road construction season, and anyone heading along Interstate 5 through Siskiyou County could run into delays again during the busy summer months. A 45-million dollar project to replace the concrete over Anderson Grade is in the final season. This year the construction will be different than it was five decades ago. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Locomotive Number 4

MEDFORD, Ore. — 15 years after it was first taken apart for repairs, the re-assembly of a historic Southern Oregon landmark is underway. A rare steam locomotive that helped establish Southern Oregon as a major timber producing region is on its way back to operation again. NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown was at Railroad Park as … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Libraries

ASHLAND, Ore. — For more than a hundred years, Jackson County residents have had access to books and other materials in a network of community libraries. In this Oregon Trails, NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown takes a look at how those libraries started and how they have survived for the past century.

Oregon Trails: 6th Street

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — From the high hills above downtown Klamath Falls, the view down 6th Street to the railroad viaduct overpass and beyond is spectacular. It’s also unusual for a town in Southern Oregon. “Part of the South 6th Street that we know today actually dates to the 1880′s and probably much earlier, out … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Bear Creek Greenway

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Next week marks the 40th anniversary of the first funding for a public works project that is still under construction in the Rogue Valley, which will eventually connect every town from Ashland to Grants Pass. The Bear Creek Greenway actually began as an idea more than a hundred years ago. As … Continue reading »

The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of possibly the most destructive earthquakes in U.S. history, and one of the most devastating tsunami’s to ever hit the West Coast. The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964 generated a huge wave that pounded the Southern Oregon and Northern California coast, killing more than a … Continue reading »

Oregon Trials: Golf History

MEDFORD, Ore. — Spring in the Rogue Valley and the golfers are flocking to courses all over the region. For ninety years, the premier course has been the Rogue Valley Country Club and its genesis can be traced back to the turn of the century when a pipe smoking orchardist wannabe, Henry Chandler Egan, landed … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Viewmaster

KERBY, Ore. — Who doesn’t remember the Viewmaster? But did you know that that famous toy has its roots in Oregon, particularly Southern Oregon? It all started in 1938 when the president of the sawyer picture postcard company ran into Portland photographer Bill Gruber at the caves. Gruber was taking stereo photos, and they started … Continue reading »

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