Ron and June Smith
WBAL radio host Ron Smith and his wife June in their home in PA. (Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. /November 25, 2011)
Radio host Ron Smith will be honored later this month with a posthumous induction into the Maryland DC Delaware Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
The Maryland-District of Columbia-Delaware Broadcasters Association decided to present WBAL’s longtime “Voice of Reason” with the tribute at their annual convention April 22 in Ellicott City.
The organization called him “passionate,” “curious” and “a force on radio and television.”
“Ron was thoughtful – never just accepting the word of a spokesperson or a headline,” the organization said in a release, adding that he “relentlessly pursued and sought to tell the truth.”
Smith died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer, captivating listeners with his fight against the disease until just weeks before his death.
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