WBAL-AM on “hour to hour” Ron Smith watch

Sources familiar with the station tells us that WBAL-AM is on an “hour to hour” watch related to Ron Smith. The station will switch over to wall-to-wall tribute coverage upon his passing. Smith has been battling pancreatic cancer and recently stopped his show (after previously announcing he had ended chemotherapy.)

Smith was presented with a game ball from the Ravens’ victory over Cleveland last night.


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    Though Ron may be dying, to leak such preparations by inside sources is not only in poor taste, but whoever felt it necessary to tattle about something so delicate is the antithesis of how Ron has lived his life and the grace with which he has always handled callers, guests, topics.

    Comment by Laney — December 5, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

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    Greatest Talk Show Man in Maryland Radio History, we love you Ron!!!!

    Comment by Cecil Calvert — December 6, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

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    Wishing June and the rest of the Smith family (which, of course, includes most of his listeners) comfort and strength at this time.

    May I recommend 11 minutes of silence??

    Comment by Mr H — December 6, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

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    We love Ron and June, and wish them peace, comfort and love

    Comment by Marcia & Noel — December 6, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

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    God Bless Ron and his family.

    Comment by Patty — December 6, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

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    Ron Smith will be sorely missed. He provided Baltimore with a wonderful perspective of all news-related issues. Peace be wish Ron, June, and his family

    Comment by Barbara — December 7, 2011 @ 7:13 am

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    I certainly agree with that

    Comment by Barbara — December 7, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

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    Yes, great idea

    Comment by Barbara — December 7, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

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