Legendary Baltimore Broadcaster Ron Smith To Be Honored For Journalism

BALTIMORE (AP) — Legendary Baltimore broadcaster Ron Smith is being posthumously inducted into the Maryland DC Delaware Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

Smith, the longtime radio station host best known as the “Voice of Reason,” died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer.

He’ll be honored April 22 at the annual convention of the MDCD Broadcasters Association in Ellicott City.

The association says Smith “relentlessly pursued and sought to tell the truth” and was a curious and passionate presence in broadcast journalism.

Smith moved to Baltimore in 1973 as a reporter and anchor at WBAL-TV. He left the station in 1980 and worked for several years as a stockbroker before joining the radio station in 1984.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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