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W. Ronald "Ron" Smith, broadcaster
W. Ronald "Ron" Smith, broadcaster

W. Ronald "Ron" Smith, a retired broadcasting executive who had started his career in Baltimore on WFBR-AM, died of a heart attack April 17 at his Egg Harbor Township home in New Jersey. He was 75. "He was such a great guy. He started in radio and later switched to TV," said Dick Ireland, who had known Mr. Smith since they were both 16 and who was a familiar presence to Baltimore listeners for 26 years as a WLIF-FM radio personality. "He loved what he did on the radio, and I know he loved doing it, but I think he liked being on the other side, in sales and managing stations." The son of Wilton Albert Smith, a Navy budget analyst, and Anna Eileen Brown Smith,...