Ralph grew up in the 50s and 60s with an interest in media. Ralph Sr. worked 60 years for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Ralph Jr. had a natural fascination with the news business. His early interest in politics was furthered by degrees from schools here and in Colorado and Wyoming. Documentaries by Edward R. Murrow, studied at S-I-U-E, convinced Ralph to change direction from a career in print media to one in broadcasting.
He covered Senator Tom Eagleton’s first political campaign while in college. He joined the Army as a Broadcast Specialist in the 70s and left for a job in Colorado Springs, doing economic and political documentaries and anchoring news. By the late- 70s, Ralph was anchoring and producing documentaries for a TV station in Cheyenne, where he began covering the Wyoming legislature, eventually establishing an office in the State Capitol and starting the Wyoming Capitol News Network.
Returning to St. Louis in 1980, Ralph took jobs with several radio stations, settling with KMOX in the late 80s as a weekend music show host. In the mid-90s, Ralph began hosting overnight talk shows, using his experience and a cordial attitude to discuss the stories of the day in a knowledgeable and friendly fashion, to which listeners have become accustomed.
He currently hosts “Your Turn” weekdays from 2-5am.
Ralph lives with his wife, Brenda, near where they grew up in South County.