News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Max Jones

May 21, 2005

MAX JONES: Got a minute? Ronn Mott does

TERRE HAUTE — If you’ve been around Terre Haute for a while, the name “Ronn Mott” is sure to be familiar. Small of stature with a big personality, he is primarily known for his radio voice on the airwaves around the Wabash Valley. He has diverse interests and lots of opinions.

At age 75, Ronn has been out of the everyday grind of the radio workplace for a while, but he’s not one to retire completely. I’m happy to report today that his musings, wit and wisdom have become part of the Tribune-Star’s commentary offerings beginning last week.

Ronn became known for his brief radio commentaries — called Ronn Mott’s Minute — in recent years as his full-time career wound down. It’s those commentaries that he’s reviving for the Tribune-Star, and we’ll publish three of those per week. One will be published online at www.tribstar.com on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And one will be published in both the print and online editions on Saturdays. The print column will appear on the Opinion page, as it did for the first time last Saturday.

A native of the Vermillion County town of Hillsdale, Ronn started his career after high school with a radio station in Paris, Ill. He then joined the Air Force and expanded his media skills with various Air Force media outlets.

Upon completing his service, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in the U.S. and Canada before arriving in Terre Haute, where he worked for a local radio station and attended Indiana State University.

Eventually, Ronn became station manager at WBOW and WZZQ. He later purchased his own station, WJSH, then spent 10 years as morning host for WAXI. It has been a long and distinguished career.

Although the majority of his career has been spent as an on-air radio personality and manager, he says he always considered himself a writer at heart. Now he can devote his time to just that.

Ronn’s commentaries will range in topic from pop culture to current events. There will be some politics sprinkled in, and that is sure to provoke plenty of feedback from readers. In a style that is colorful and concise, Ronn doesn’t mince words.

We’re pleased to offer his writings to our readers. As always, I welcome your feedback.

Max Jones can be reached at (812) 231-4336, or by e-mail at max.jones@tribstar.com. Twitter: @TribStarMax.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Max Jones
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Deadly Taiwan Gas Leak Explosion Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus US, UN Announce Deal on Gaza Cease-Fire Family Dispute Cripples Northeast Grocery Chain Demoted Worker Shoots CEO, Kills Self Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure US Stocks Plunge, Wiping Out July's Gains
NDN Video
Famous Internet Cats Help Big Cause With Viral Video Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity