Ron Otto

Published: Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 12:30 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

Ron Otto

 I have been in radio since the late 1990's, working in many capacities for several stations around the great state of Ohio.  I will never take for granted the ability to speak to listeners, especially at a station with a rich legacy, like WHIO.  

 

Q & A

Where were you born? Tiffin,Ohio 

Where did you grow up? Tiffin, Ohio 

What was your favorite TV show then? MASH

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? Cool

How might someone have described you in high school? Quiet, Introverted,  "fly on the wall".

What was your first job? I can't honestly remember

What was your first job in radio? Board Op at Kiss Country in Springfield (don't bother looking it up, it doesn't exist anymore)

What do you like about your job? The energy of live radio

What do you not like about your job? Anything that doesn't have anything to do with radio

What might people be surprised to know about you? I was a cook in the Army. 

What is the hardest thing you ever did?  Raise kids

What would be a perfect day for you? It would involve my family, and watching lots of baseball.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Be flexible, and learn as much as you can about everything.

If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it? "This is The Outlaw Ron Otto on WFR-Oldies Saturday morning..."

Favorites
  • Favorite book: The Bible
  • Favorite radio program:   The Jack Benny Show
  • Favorite dream car: 1949 Mercury (uncustomized!)
  • Favorite food: Anything Italian
  • Favorite hobby: Helping at the local LP radio station 
  • Favorite Miami Valley place: The Air Force Museum 
  • Favorite movie: The Godfather 
  • Favorite music: Oldies
  • Favorite travel destination:  Anywhere there is a baseball park

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