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Ron Cameron In One Word:

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
borderboy653659200
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Mon May 27, 2019 10:59 am

Kurt's surname is apparently Mueller,which he pronounces "Miller" ala 2003 A.L. batting champ Bill Mueller .



Momo
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Momo » Mon May 27, 2019 11:21 am

Cowboy, you can go to www.newspapers.com. If you don’t want to be a paying subscriber, you can get a free, 7-day trial. And, as an aside, I would strongly caution against taking Ron’s word against anybody, Jim Price included, as the gospel. Ron has a tendency to make things up out of whole cloth. I most certainly don’t believe his oft-told story of Price telling others he has a lifetime contract with the Tigers to continue broadcasting. Cameron’s continual, off-the-chain, railing against the radio team smacks of something deeply personal. With Ron, everything’s personal.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:27 pm

Mono,if just Cameron were making these charges against Price,I'd strongly tend to dismiss them. However,I've heard much more credible sources than Cameron allude to these situations Cameron mentions,though with far less vitriol .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Mon May 27, 2019 7:28 pm

And thanks for directing me to www.newspapers.com .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Tue May 28, 2019 1:50 am

Some people are just too stubborn to change with the times. That's why he hasn't been paid to do a show in 30+ years and he rents time. Even back when he was doing Sportsview, his egotistical attitude shined thru.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Mr.Transistor » Wed May 29, 2019 1:23 pm

Momo wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:01 pm
313sports, EVERYTHING is always about this textbook narcissist. I noticed that, in wasting a decent guest like Joe LaPointe (ignoring his guest, while constantly commenting on the ongoing Tigers game .... a team going nowhere), he had to mention that LaPointe had written a lot about HIM in his Free Press years! He had promoted LaPointe for weeks for his documentary on the ‘68 Tigers, only to be told by his guest that the documentary was on the ‘84 team, and that he was just a talking head. I remember Ron talking about what a good relationship he had with Bob Talbert. Then I got access to the Free Press archives only to read Talbert continuously bash Ron in no uncertain terms. And his response to Cowboy wishing him a happy Memorial Day weekend was classic Cameron. His first instinct was to say that he didn’t care about that, that he didn’t have a family! As clueless as Ron is, I really believe he thought Cowboy was talking about Mother’s or Father’s Day and that he had no idea it was a holiday weekend.
I thought I was the only one that noticed how Ron was doing commentary on the Tigers game just leaving Joe hanging.... then if you noticed Joe said I got to go, I got grandkids over and of course Ron is completely oblivious to what that entails and tells him one more caller and proceeds to keep Joe til the end of the hour. Joe was very polite but geesh the guy has no concept of manners towards his guests.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Mr.Transistor » Wed May 29, 2019 1:29 pm

borderboy653659200 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:55 am
Cameron is always barking at Curt,the show's best caller,despite Curt's usually good points .
I respectfully disagree with you Cowboy. Usually Curt just rambles on and on and on making it difficult for our boy Ron to get a word in edgewise. I think Ron gets frustrated and takes it out on Curt sometimes deservedly so. I thought they could just mute the caller like 97.1 has a good habit of doing so the host could get his say in. I gather you fellas like Curt but I disagree with a lot of his takes especially the one he was talking about this past weekend- had to do with Miggy.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by jry » Wed May 29, 2019 2:22 pm

[quote=borderboy653659200 post_id=573749 time=1558791296 user_id=14801]
Incidentally,Cameron claims he left WPON because of the station's incompetence . Hearing his act on 1400 AM, I think it likely THEY told Ronnie to take a hike .
[/quote]

I just cannot believe that Salem would sell him the time. Must be tight on cash. I would've never let him on my Station in Detroit.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Momo » Wed May 29, 2019 2:39 pm

Mr. Transistor, I agree with your opinion of Kurt (since he's recklessly given out his surname on air, I've confirmed that's the spelling of his forename). He's only a "good caller" when contrasted with the execrable JJ, who somehow thinks Ron is the best thing on radio. But I do appreciate the fact that Kurt's non-stop talking continuously frustrates Ron's opportunity to talk about himself. And jry, I remember when one of Ron's advertisers was Larry Flynt's Gentleman's Club, and wondered how that possibly passed muster on a conservative network.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Wed May 29, 2019 8:16 pm

Best ad was a "novelty shop" that was taken off only a week into reading.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by briangoleb » Wed May 29, 2019 9:41 pm

Lol...he also tried to read one about erectile dysfunction..he could never say it properly..why would anyone pay him to read an advertisement? But I must admit..I love listening to the show..it is a Trainwreck...



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Y M Ionhere » Wed May 29, 2019 11:05 pm

briangoleb wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Lol...he also tried to read one about erectile dysfunction..he could never say it properly..why would anyone pay him to read an advertisement? But I must admit..I love listening to the show..it is a Trainwreck...
Because of this thread, ive tried. But its too dismal. The guy cannot read. And he is not that good or interesting a speaker. And some people make grouchiness funny or in some way entertaining. Not him. Just a grouchy, semi-literate old fogey who craves attention despite the total opposite personality for it.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Thu May 30, 2019 12:58 am

Y M Ionhere wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:05 pm
briangoleb wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Lol...he also tried to read one about erectile dysfunction..he could never say it properly..why would anyone pay him to read an advertisement? But I must admit..I love listening to the show..it is a Trainwreck...
Because of this thread, ive tried. But its too dismal. The guy cannot read. And he is not that good or interesting a speaker. And some people make grouchiness funny or in some way entertaining. Not him. Just a grouchy, semi-literate old fogey who craves attention despite the total opposite personality for it.
You must admit though, whenever he gets into it with either one of his callers or producers it makes for entertaining radio. Good or bad but still makes you want to see what's going to happen next.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Momo » Thu May 30, 2019 2:05 am

As the sports talk industry's counterpart to the "boom goes the dynamite" sports anchor (which, as he addresses "sports fans," is also a part of his wheelhouse), Ron's WDTK show is the equivalent of must-see TV for me. An SNL character - along with his regular callers - come to life. So awful in every respect. And yet so much more polished than his sadly-lamented WPON broadcast, with, among others, a rotating cast of fictional callers who existed only between the hours of 9-11 Friday morning.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by uncleb67 » Thu May 30, 2019 11:13 am

Momo wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 2:05 am
And yet so much more polished than his sadly-lamented WPON broadcast, with, among others, a rotating cast of fictional callers who existed only between the hours of 9-11 Friday morning.
Kinda funny, I was just laughing about this. That Friday morning show was a trip! Ron was always coughing, belching and yawning through that 9am WPON show. The few regular callers Ron has, were down to only a couple those Friday mornings, along with the “insurance agency” calls/e-mails!!! Ron was especially crotchety this weekend. I feel like there are some posters here who have an insider understanding of the weirdness that the world of Ron is!
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