Ron Milhorn has been the News and Sports Director at KMTS since January of 1999. In fact, the last time his bio was updated, his three kids were mere ankle-biting, little tykes and Ron was still a relatively young man. Alot has happened since then. His three children, Brock, Boyd and Bryann are all in college and he’s more in love with his wife of 30 years, Randalea.
Ron was (sing along) “boorrrnn iinnn East LA” on election day, November 7th, 1958. That’s the same year the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to the city of the angels, hence his life-long devotion to the boys in blue. Ron spent his childhood in the South Bay and eventually graduated in 1976 from Redondo Union High School where he lettered in three sports and developed an interest in speech, drama and as it turned out, surfing and the fairer sex. He met his future wife, Randalea at Redondo. Like the love-sick Mowgli in Jungle Book, Ron ended up following his sweetheart to the University of Southern California to play football for the Trojans and study broadcast journalism.
After dabbling in broadcasting and commercial voice-over work in the highly-competitive L.A. market, Ron decided the opportunities were greater in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He moved with his wife and 8-month old son, Brock to the high country of Summit County in the summer of 1985. Since then, Ron’s career path has taken many twists and turns with stops along the way in movie theater management, law enforcement, media relations, marketing, advertising, sales, waiting tables and making gourmet cinnamon rolls. All the while, Ron knew in his heart, God wanted him back in broadcasting.
Ron’s radio resume looks like alphabet soup with all the call letters beginning with ‘K.’ From Breckenridge to Vail to Aspen to Glenwood Springs, it’s been a fun and unpredictable journey. Ron, a die-hard classic rock fan never thought for a minute he’d end up working at a country station but here he is, 12 years later, enjoying his work more than ever. Ron has been recognized by his peers during that time with over 120 awards combined from the Associated Press and the Colorado Broadcaster’s Association for news, sports and commerical writing and production.
Ron is a longtime member of Mountain View church in Glenwood Springs where he enjoys worshipping, singing and praising God for so many blessings like family, friends and the privilege of working with an outstanding, devoted staff of professionals. To this day, Ron, aka, “The Coach” still gets a kick when people stop him and ask, “aren’t you that guy on the radio?” His answer? “you betcha!”
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