Sunday, January 18, 2015

PIECES OF OUR PAST: RON O'QUINN - Cotacachi, Ecuador

<Jour-Ja-Add.Comments>:) "To update this report, I want to add that R&R Rewind Ron O'Quinn moved down here to Ecuador and lives 2 hrs North of Quito in Cotacachi back in JUL 2014."

PIECES OF OUR PAST: RON O'QUINN: An Oldie But a Goodie Who Still Rocks, If it’s a Saturday night and you are listening to the your favorite oldies music, chances are good that you will hear the voice of Dublin’s own,  Ron O’Quinn.  Ron has been spinning records, pushing buttons and wise cracking jokes on the radio
for all or parts of the last seven decades.  He has met  many of the most successful singers and rock and roll groups of the 1960s. And, many will tell you that his lively style, witty humor and musical knowledge make him one of the greatest disc jockeys  in Rock and Roll music history.

Ron O’Quinn was born on March 4, 1943 in McRae, Georgia.  There was a time when Ron joined the Air Explorer Scouts and dreamed of being a pilot like his  father, Joe O’Quinn, who was a fighter pilot in World War II and an instructor at Spence Field in Moultrie, Georgia.  Ron can’t think of a more caring mother than his own mother, Nita Adams...<readmore>

 Ron O’Quinn’s long radio career began at WMGA in Moultrie, while he was a 17 year old junior in High School. After serving in the military as an Army Ranger, O’Quinn returned to his home state and resumed his radio career at WVLD in Valdosta, 

later working at WROD, Daytona; WLCY, Tampa; WFUN, Miami; WYLD, New Orleans, WUBE, Cincinnati and KYA, San Francisco. An unusual career move took Ron O’Quinn out of the United States in 1966, when he served as program director for Swingin’ Radio England, a pirate radio station broadcasting from the North Sea off the British coast. 

This job gave him the opportunity to accompany the Beatles on their U.S. tour in August, 1966, and led to his induction in the Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Though he was out of radio for several years, Ron returned to the business in 1987, when he syndicated a weekly show heard on 88 stations in the U.S., Rock ‘n Roll Reunion.

 He also hosted a local oldies show each weekend on WQZY and WKKZ for 14 years. Ron now has a weekly syndicated show, Rock ‘n Roll Rewind, which is heard all over Europe. Produced from his Glenwood, Georgia home, a version of this weekly program also runs on several radio stations in Georgia.

1 comment:

  1. Thanx Moma, everybody that comes to Ecuador through my program gets to meet Rock & Roll Rewind Ron O'Quinn wether we go to visit his expat Town of Cotacachi or not,

    due to a 64 GB memory stick with the past 3 years of his greatest golden oldies hits, that I plug into the magic bus stereo.

    plenty of CCR is always on the playlist rotation, thanx for raising me on good tunes around the house in Lakewood, an appreciation for music makes life grand under any circumstances:)