Ron Brown

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Name: Ron Brown
Date registered: May 4, 2012

Biography

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-Crack-in-the-Ground — October 27, 2014
  2. Oregon Trails-1864 Treaty — October 20, 2014
  3. Oregon Trails: 1864 Treaty — October 17, 2014
  4. Oregon Trails-Josephine County Name — October 13, 2014
  5. Oregon Trails-Walter Phillips — October 6, 2014

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Oregon Trails: Landslide of ‘74

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — As dry as this winter has been, it may be hard to imagine that four decades ago, drenching rains were causing floods and landslides that blocked highways and cut communications in our area. It also brought tragedy, and a massive rescue operation in southern Douglas County. You wouldn’t know it today looking … Continue reading »

Sewage Treatment Plant Clean Up

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The City of Gold Hill is under orders from State Environmental Officials to clean up its sewage treatment operation, and Monday night the City took another step forward to do this. The Council agreed to hire a contractor to complete studies on the City’s waste water collection system. City officials said … Continue reading »

Gold Hill Wants Public Safety Officer

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Seven years after Gold Hill gave up on trying to run its own Police Department, the City is now reaching out to the Jackson County Sheriff’s office for more help. The City has relied on the Sheriff’s office for routine patrol protection and backup, but now it’s asking for a little … Continue reading »

Animal Supporters Petition for Levy

MERLIN, Ore. — Supporters of improved animal control in Josephine County are asking the public to support a ballot measure in May that would ensure animal control services for the next three years. Petition signature gatherers are working now to collect nearly 3,000 signatures to put an eight cent-per-thousand dollar tax levy on the ballot. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Crater Lake Crashes

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake in Southern Oregon is unlike any other national park in the country, and it’s the nation’s deepest lake. For more than 150 years it has attracted the curious and adventurous, but it also has attracted some people who never returned. Clear skies and barely a whisper of breeze makes … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Flood of ’64

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The dry weather facing Southern Oregon and Northern California all year is in stark contrast to a half century ago when our region was suffering some of the worst floods in history. It’s the flooding that set new standards for land use planning in Jackson and Josephine Counties, and the construction … Continue reading »

Plan Reviewed for Josephine County Fair

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A marketing plan to pull the Josephine County Fairgrounds out of the red and put it on a sound financial footing is getting a review by county commissioners. Fair Manager Mary Grove and Volunteer Planner Linda Bradley appeared before commissioners on Thursday to lay out plans for hiring a professional marketing … Continue reading »

Josephine County Library Fundraising

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County community libraries are in a frantic end-of-the-year rush to raise operating money for the rest of the year. The community library receives no funding from the county general fund, so for the last few years has been on its own, seeking grants and donations from families, individuals and businesses. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: the Golden Spike

MEDFORD, Ore. — Next Tuesday marks the 126th anniversary of an event that helped shape the future of Southern Oregon forever. The driving of the golden spike in 1887 capped almost 20 years of back breaking work to connect Oregon to California by rail. In the video above, NewsWatch 12’s Ron Brown looks back at … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Klamath County Settlement

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The early days of Klamath County settlement left a legacy that sometimes included lawlessness and bad blood between ranching families. This week’s Oregon Trails takes a look at one particular feud that may help explain a strange jog in the line between Klamath and Lake Counties.

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