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: Bear Creek Greenway — March 28, 2014
  2. The Good Friday Alaska Quake of 1964 — March 27, 2014
  3. Oregon Trials: Golf History — March 25, 2014
  4. Oregon Trails: Viewmaster — March 24, 2014
  5. Oregon Trails: On The Right Track — February 28, 2014

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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 »

Local Reaction to Horse Ruling

ASHLAND, Ore. — A federal judge’s ruling in New Mexico is re-igniting the debate over what to do with the estimated hundreds of thousands of unwanted horses in the United States. Late Friday, a U.S. District Judge ruled that a six year old ban on selling horses to slaughter houses should be reversed, and at … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Nuclear Age

NEAR LAKEVIEW, Ore. — For more than 160 years, talk about mining in Southern Oregon is usually about gold, but 60 years ago, prospectors in Lake County hit pay dirt with a mineral of another kind that helped launch the world into the nuclear age. From the time the first atomic bomb announced the beginning … Continue reading »

End of Season Results for Parks

HOWARD PRAIRIE, Ore. — The summer camping and fishing season is over, and that means the campground and other facilities are Howard Prairie will be closing by the end of the week. This year, Jackson County cancelled the contract with its former concessionaire and decided to run things themselves. County Parks also contracted with Mt. … Continue reading »

Project Update on Mt. Sexton

MT. SEXTON, Ore. — With winter weather just around the corner, contractors on Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass are rushing to get as much work done as possible now. One problem as cropped up that they may not have expected: a slide has developed near the summit where the hillside was blasted away to … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Dealing with Jackrabbits

NEAR BONANZA, Ore. — Anyone who raises a garden or farms knows what a hassle it is when deer and other wild animals eat up the fruits of all your hard work. A hundred years ago, and again during the Depression, it was smaller animals caused problems for the community. The Langell and Poe Valley … Continue reading »

County Officials Approve Jail Plan

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now that construction is nearly complete on a 62 bed additions to the Jackson County Jail, county officials have approved a plan to help pay for its operation. They’ll do that by renting half the space to other agencies, including the City of Medford. Work is wrapping up on a $1.5 million … Continue reading »

Heritage District Idea Moved Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Commissioners have already agreed to refer measures to voters that would create a county-wide library levy in May, and a measure to help pay for extension services. Recent appeals to add a measure to establish a heritage district to help fund local historical societies, and another to make commissioners a … Continue reading »

Wildfire Timber Salvage Discussed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Now that the fires are out in the Douglas Complex and other big fires that roared through the area this summer, state and local officials are wondering if and when salvage operations will begin on federal lands. As NewsWatch12 reported last week, private timber holders are already busy clearing what they can, … Continue reading »

Red Dye Test Causes Plant Shutdown

NEAR WHITE CITY, Ore. — Following up on a story you first saw here on NewsWatch12 last week, the dye used to measure the flow of treated water from the Medford Sewage Treatment Plant forced a brief shutdown at the Grants Pass Water Treatment Plant. Last Wednesday, Medford officials dumped 15 gallons of a non-toxic … Continue reading »

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