Ron Shapiro caught the radio bug when he was just 7 years old. After his father helped him build a radio station in his bedroom, Ron honed his skills playing radio at home, as well as on his high school radio station, and college station. All that practice helped him land his first “real” radio job with Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40”. From there, Shapiro worked his way up, becoming a Director at ABC/Watermark, the owners of “American Top 40”. Eventually Ron ended up at KIIS-FM Los Angeles as the Production Director, winning numerous awards.
Shapiro later became the Program Director of Southern California’s first Trimulcast radio station, Lite 92.7. During the first two survey periods, the ratings for Lite 92.7 doubled each time.
From 1998-2014 Ron Shapiro was the Assistant Program Director and Creative Services Director of KHHT / Hot 92.3 in Los Angeles, as well as the Urban Classic Imaging Coordinator for iHeart Media’s National Programming Platforms. In addition to his “full time” job, Ron produced radio programs for The Fox Broadcasting Company, Dick Clark’s “United Stations Radio Networks” and is also co-owner of the internationally syndicated radio programs “Top Ten Now And Then” and “The Stories Of Classic Rock”. Other international projects included a monthly program for Inter-FM in Tokyo, Japan, and he was the International Branding Consultant of Costa Rica’s Beatz 106.
Ron definitely realizes how fortunate he is to incorporate his hobby into a life long passion.
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