It is with deep sadness that we report the passing (March 18, 2015) of CNY Broadcast legend Ron Bee after a long bout with Leukemia
A native of North Syracuse, NY, Ron would go on to graduate from the University of Maryland and a Vietnam War veteran to joining the staff as new director at WOLF Radio AM-1490 in Syracuse (1972-81). He was half of the legendary morning show teaming with Rick Gary as "Rick & Ron".
Ron shift to WRRB FM (1981-84), WSYR (1984-85), WSEN (1985-90). WEZG (1990) and finally a number of years on WBBS- B-104FM teaming as morning host with Becky Palmer. On November 9, 2004, they received the Country Music Associations award as "Best Country Music Radio Personality". That Ron always spoke of as the greatest broadcasting honor of his life.
Ron retired from broadcasting in 2007 after a auto accident had damaged his vocal cords. Ron & his family would relocate to Phoenix, Arizona
In mid 2014 Ron was diagnosed with leukemia and fought by opting for a stem cell transplant. Sadly our good friend Ron Bee passes away March 18, 2015. Ron Bee was a true CNY Broadcasting Giant that will be long remembered. I was proud to have worked with him and to have called him my friend....