A Farewell to Ron Jacober
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It’s the end of an era at KMOX—well, almost the end.
Former KMOX sports director and “Sports on a Sunday Morning” host Ron Jacober is hanging up his headphones, but not necessarily for good.
“It’s not that you won’t ever hear me again,” Jacober said during his final show on Sunday. “They keep saying they’re going to get me back here sometime, and I probably will be. It’s been a blast.”
He’ll still be back from time-to-time on an as-needed basis, but for now he’s calling it quits.
The accolades have been rolling in, from Mayor Francis Slay to Bob Costas and so many more.
“I’ve been overwhelmed with people who have made comments, sent me letters, text messages, and phone calls—it’s been outstanding,” Jacober said.
Between radio and television, Ron Jacober has been covering St. Louis sports for more than four decades, the past 27 years of which he’s spent at KMOX.
The Highland, Ill. native is looking forward to spending more time with his family and pursuing his favorite hobby, photography.
He says he’ll still be doing some fill-in sportscasts despite his “retiree” status.
To hear KMOX Sports Director Tom Ackerman’s thoughts on working with Ron and what he’s learned from the broadcast legend, read his column here.
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