We’re excited to reintroduce Ron Jones, who returns to KCUR as Director of Community Engagement after a 20-year hiatus. Jones started with KCUR in 1980 as Production Manager. In 1987, he was promoted to Program Director, a position he held until 1993, when he left KCUR. After two decades away, he’s finally heeding Kansas City’s call to come back home.
What changes have you noticed at KCUR since the last time you were here?
This fall marks a milestone for Kansas City radio and the metro’s many fans of rock, gospel, country and reggae. The now-iconic Cyprus Avenue program premiered on KCUR in October 1978. Piloting the program from the beginning was an eager, well-informed, dedicated host who was opportunely equipped with both an ideal voice for radio and a passion about the music he played.