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Ron Cameron In One Word:

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

Post by Mr.Transistor » Fri May 24, 2019 11:04 am

RC lives month to month in these sleazebag motels. The last I heard he was living in one somewhere in Allen Park. I really don't know how he lives like he does. Good question tho if he gives it up how will he eat? He is a bit of an icon of sorts in the local sports media, despite him being a stubborn SOB, oulandish, boorish person. I could go on but I won't.



borderboy653659200
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Fri May 24, 2019 11:29 am

Mr. Transistor,surely SOMEONE in Detroit sports circles will aid Cameron should his physical and/or financial health worsen. Criticize Cameron if you will,but next July,he'll celebrate a half-century on the Detroit airwaves,and deserves MUCH better than his present lot .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Fri May 24, 2019 11:30 am

Ron could be a Playgirl cover boy .



Momo
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Momo » Fri May 24, 2019 1:16 pm

Cowboy, bear in mind that almost 40 years of his half-century on the air has been him buying his own time. On Drew’s podcast, it was mentioned - with derision - that that’s as low an existence as you can get if you’re an on-air talent. It’s beyond imagining that Ron was ever able to draw a paycheck for his radio product.

Beyond his base incompetence, the way he treats his producers, now, principally, a besieged Matt, is beneath contempt. Some years ago, when, pre-Alex, Ron was on yet another station, I - not interested in going on-air - called to correct another one of his endless misstatements. Exasperated, I told the screener how difficult it was to listen to Ron. His response? “Try working for him.”



jry
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by jry » Fri May 24, 2019 1:26 pm

[quote=Momo post_id=573665 time=1558718161 user_id=14983]
Cowboy, bear in mind that almost 40 years of his half-century on the air has been him buying his own time. On Drew’s podcast, it was mentioned - with derision - that that’s as low an existence as you can get if you’re an on-air talent. It’s beyond imagining that Ron was ever able to draw a paycheck for his radio product.

Beyond his base incompetence, the way he treats his producers, now, principally, a besieged Matt, is beneath contempt. Some years ago, when, pre-Alex, Ron was on yet another station, I - not interested in going on-air - called to correct another one of his endless misstatements. Exasperated, I told the screener how difficult it was to listen to Ron. His response? “Try working for him.”
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It's worked for Bob Alison. If done properly, operative term here is properly, you can make a lot of money and call your own shots. It's how Dave Ramsey got his start in Radio. Now he is number 3 in the nation. Problem with Ron is, he is somewhat below the line.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by jry » Fri May 24, 2019 1:27 pm

[quote=borderboy653659200 post_id=573646 time=1558711784 user_id=14801]
Mr. Transistor,surely SOMEONE in Detroit sports circles will aid Cameron should his physical and/or financial health worsen. Criticize Cameron if you will,but next July,he'll celebrate a half-century on the Detroit airwaves,and deserves MUCH better than his present lot .
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There is a broadcasters foundation for this.



313sports
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Fri May 24, 2019 5:50 pm

jry wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Momo wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Cowboy, bear in mind that almost 40 years of his half-century on the air has been him buying his own time. On Drew’s podcast, it was mentioned - with derision - that that’s as low an existence as you can get if you’re an on-air talent. It’s beyond imagining that Ron was ever able to draw a paycheck for his radio product.

Beyond his base incompetence, the way he treats his producers, now, principally, a besieged Matt, is beneath contempt. Some years ago, when, pre-Alex, Ron was on yet another station, I - not interested in going on-air - called to correct another one of his endless misstatements. Exasperated, I told the screener how difficult it was to listen to Ron. His response? “Try working for him.”
It's worked for Bob Alison. If done properly, operative term here is properly, you can make a lot of money and call your own shots. It's how Dave Ramsey got his start in Radio. Now he is number 3 in the nation. Problem with Ron is, he is somewhat below the line.
Yes it's a hard listen as he stumbles over so many ads, but he has the nerve to correct every other person every time they mess up. What a hypocrite. Matt needs to get a good point or 2 together and challenge him when it's obvious how out of touch he is sometimes.



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:31 am

That what happens when you barely have dull-normal intelligence,but are gifted with jobs a person of colour almost couldn't have gotten a half-century ago .Cameron's "worldview" reflects his lack of erudition and yes,less-than-telegenic looks .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:32 am

Bob Allison,unlike Cameron,is the epitome of class ,as he was in '65 when I called him on WWJ when I was 12 .



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:34 am

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 .



313sports
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Sun May 26, 2019 11:26 am

When JJ asked yesterday about Juwan Howard being hired, he instead told a story about himself in Florida. He doesn't prepare so he doesn't have an opinion?! That's a joke.



Momo
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by Momo » 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.



313sports
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Sun May 26, 2019 7:13 pm

Just listened to the show and he was talking about the Jim Price stuff again only in a little more detail. Very little fact and alot of unverified rumors. If Price ever heard that, I bet he could sue Ron for defamation of character talking like that. Also, whenever he is flat out wrong, it always turns into a subject change. Alex his producer called in about the Raptors winning the Bucks series after Ron said it was a sure thing the Bucks would win. I remember Alex staying with the Raptors. He wouldn't admit that he was wrong!



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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by briangoleb » Sun May 26, 2019 10:13 pm

Does anyone have any idea how much Ron charges for his ads? I can't imagine it being too much...he flubs most of them ..



313sports
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Re: Ron Cameron In One Word:

Post by 313sports » Mon May 27, 2019 2:07 am

I'm thinking it can't be more than 500/month depending on the ad length. I wouldn't even pay that.



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