|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1934, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2010, USA|
Ron Lundy (June 25, 1934 – March 15, 2010) was a radio announcer in New York City from the early-1960s to 1997.
Born June 25, 1934, Lundy started as a record librarian in Memphis, Tennessee for radio station WHHM. He went to work at WDDT in Greenville, Mississippi, then WLCS in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In 1960, Lundy left Baton Rouge and moved on to WIL in St. Louis, where he became known as the "Wil' Child". Bob Whitney, who hired Lundy at WIL, described his audition tape as a combination of "country and crawfish pie."
He began employment with WABC (AM) during September 1965. He was known for his phrase "Hello Love... this is Ron Lundy from the Greatest City in the World!" Lundy remained at WABC up until its conversion to Talk radio on May 10, 1982.
In February 1984, Lundy resurfaced at New York's oldies station WCBS-FM in the mid-morning slot, following former WABC colleague Harry Harrison. According to program director Joe McCoy, the station created the slot especially for Lundy, reducing other shifts from four hours to three.
In June, 1997, Lundy's WCBS-FM show was awarded the 1997 "BronzeWorld Medal" at the New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards for the "best local personality".
Lundy retired from WCBS-FM on September 18, 1997. Upon retiring from radio, Ron and his wife Shirley moved to the small town of Bruce, Mississippi.
Lundy was inducted the St. Louis Hall Radio Hall of Fame on January 1, 2006, with a banquet held June 10, 2006.
Ron Lundy died on Monday March 15, 2010 of a massive heart attack while recovering from another heart attack after being dehydrated. He was 75
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Record added: Mar 16, 2010
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