Ron Brown

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Name: Ron Brown
Date registered: May 4, 2012


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: Josephine County Fair — August 15, 2014
  2. Oregon Trails-Rogue River Valley Railway — August 13, 2014
  3. Oregon Trails-Mystery Headstone — August 8, 2014
  4. Oregon Trails: Gold Stamp Mills — July 14, 2014
  5. Oregon Trails: 4th of July — July 4, 2014

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Oregon Trails: Grants Pass Streets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jeanette Spencer Dickson was born and raised in Grants Pass, and has had a life-long interest in local history. One question always on her mind was why several streets in the southwest part of town suddenly make a dog-leg bend after heading nearly east and west. “It just didn’t make any … Continue reading »

70th Anniversary of Battle of Tarawa

MEDFORD, Ore. – November 20, 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific in World War II. It was one of the first times the Americans took the war back to Japanese forces, and the first time Allied forces met really stiff resistance. NewsWatch 12′s Ron … Continue reading »

Applegate Lake Speed Change Proposed

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — For more than 30 years, Applegate Lake has been a quiet refuge for anglers looking to wet a line or take a slow cruise around in a fishing boat. Now, a group of power boat operators wants to see the ten mile an hour speed limit eliminated, so faster boats could … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Pre-Historic Bones

ASHLAND, Ore. — Things in Ashland are a lot quieter now that it’s between Shakespeare seasons, and the community at the base of the Siskiyous is settling back to being a small college town. Down in the railroad district, the Ashland Railway History Museum is working to expand its mission to include other Ashland history, … Continue reading »

Blue Ledge Cleanup

NEAR APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Two years after contractors finished cleanup on a toxic historic copper mine near the Oregon border, Forest Service managers say the project appears to be working. A $15 million effort to clean up the Blue Ledge copper mine involved removing tons of old tailings and cleaning up water runoff from … Continue reading »

Follow-Up on Rogue River Dye Test

NEAR WHITE CITY, Ore. — Three weeks ago, NewsWatch12 brought you exclusive video of a flood of red dye in the Rogue River, near White City. NewsWatch12 recently learned that the dye test was a follow-up to a study done a year ago by fly fishing groups. Done in October 2012, the study shows that … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Fort Lane

FORT LANE, Ore. — More than a dozen professional and amateur archaeologists are digging into the past near Blackwell Hill, seeking to learn more about a small Army post that was established here in the early 1850s. A grassy clearing not far from the site of the former Gold Ray Dam is where Fort Lane … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Keeping the Light On

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Since 1892, a landmark West Coast lighthouse in our area has been standing guard on a treacherous stretch of coast waterway. The point St. George Reef Lighthouse was built in the 1880s following the worst shipwreck in West Coast history. Today, it’s being preserved by a dedicated group of volunteers. Click … Continue reading »

Curry County Looks at Levy Aftermath

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – Tueday’s defeat of a 3.2 million dollar public safety levy for Curry County has county officials facing some tough decisions. The chairman of the Curry County Board of Commissioners says competing money measures on the ballot, including a hospital bond and police measure in Port Orford, may have scuttled the county’s … Continue reading »

Park Study Conducted on Rogue River

GOLD HILL, Ore. — A project to develop a world-class whitewater park on the Rogue River at Gold Hill is moving a step forward this week. A team of volunteers, and scientists from a Corvallis company called river design group are mapping the bottom of the Rogue River in an area often called the “powerhouse … Continue reading »

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