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Ron Boogiemonster Gerber
Since 1992, Ron Boogiemonster Gerber has been the sole host of Crap From The Past, a weekly radio program that features the underplayed jewels and duds of yesterday. Crap From The Past has become a weekly habit for Ron's loyal fans, most of whom discovered the show after growing jaded by the manufactured retro shows on commercial stations.
Ron got his start in 1986 at the University of Rochester (WRUR-AM) as host of a show he called Ron Is On. The following year, Ron became Program Director of the station, where he trained more than 110 budding DJs in the basics of broadcasting. Additional radio experience includes a year at a commercial top 40 station (98PXY in Rochester) and as a regular call-in character on the KRQ morning show (Tucson).
Ron premiered Crap From The Past on WRUR-FM in 1992, leaving the pop hits to the competing retro shows that sprouted in his wake, and concentrating on the lost gems that comprise most of his library today. As Ron went off to grad school and moved around the country, the show moved with him, airing on college and non-commercial stations across the country.
In 1999, Ron found the show's current home at KFAI-FM. Listeners trust Ron as a pop music historian and curator, particularly when it comes to the bottom half of the pop charts... those overlooked songs you never heard, including some you're glad you didn't.
Ron has a Ph.D. in Optics and has 22 issued U.S. Patents to his name. This doesn't have much to do with his radio career, but it makes his mother very proud.
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