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Ron Wilner, radio personality and political strategist, dies

Ron Wilner, radio personality and political strategist, dies

A few Baltimoreans will remember Ron Wilner’s voice. Those who don’t will still recognize his words.

During the span of his career, Mr. Wilner hosted an AM radio show, helped coin the slogan “wild, wonderful West Virginia,” named the “MARC” train, and wrote zingers for politicians in Maryland, Virginia and elsewhere.

“My memories of him are of an individual who had real talent,” said former Baltimore Sun reporter Edgar Feingold, a longtime friend.

“Whether someone had a 15-minute exchange with him or a lifetime, everyone came away thinking, ‘That’s a good man,’ ” said his older daughter, Trudy Wilner Stack.

“Ron Wilner was one of the best professionals I ever...

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