**You said he would probably retire.
No, I said he told some of his friends he'd retire. And I reported it. Owens can deny, deny, deny. It occurred. He's hungry. He wants another contract.
**What are the terms of the deal?
Well, now, nothing. He hasn't signed the deal yet but they've, (Cumulus), made him an offer and he's supposedly happy about it. It's about performing. The money will be a lot less but he'll probably spin it as well as he can. And he does know how to spin. And he wants to talk on the radio.
**Why do they want him back?
Because the price is right and the alternative is god awful.. Have you ever listened to Tim Montemayor?
**You were just saying in July that Brian Copeland or Pat Thurston were set to take his, (Ronn's), place. What happened?
Yeah and I also said that nothing was concrete and that Copeland wasn't ready for primetime and that Thurston, as good as she is, wasn't their choice. Ronn is there and will, (if he signs the offer), perform a job at a price and terms conducive to the company financial roster. Did I think it would come down to that? No. But then again I also didn't think Ronn would work for a third of what he was getting before. Maybe he needs the money.
**Do you have issues with Owens?
No, nothing personal at all. He should have never been on the air the day after the gauntlet went down on the other KGO hosts. That was a terrible decision and whoever made that call should have been reprimanded. I had issues with Ronn's act. It was abysmal. I'll never feel anywhere different. It was just so poorly thought out, phony, and contrived. Did I expect him to quit a job that he was under contract for another full year? Hell no. But yeah, I was extremely disappointed with his act. And I wasn't the only one.
**So why is Ronn Owens coming back?
He's not ready to call it a career. Plain and simple. And he's willing to work for less. Great. And they ain't got anything better. Simple. End of story. Maybe he'll write a book one day and tell us the real deal.
Yeah, I can hardly wait how KGO spins this...and Ronn too. This is gonna be beautiful. We are family, blah, blah, blah and how I love the listeners. Total BS.