Ron Corbin has been interested in radio as long as he can remember. While in high school in the Harrisburg, Pa. area, he and a group of friends built carrier-current broadcasting stations in the basements of their homes.
“We had half-day sessions in school, so we were on the air from 1:00 to 5:00pm,” he recalls. “We actually had people in the neighborhood who listened to us.”
Corbin says his big break as an announcer also came during his high school days, when the public address system announcer at the school — a local radio personality — had to bow out of a game assignment. Ron stepped in; he says he still has the $10 payment he got for that work.
Corbin worked for 12 years as news and sports director at WSBA in York, Pa., where one of his major stories was the Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident. He’s also worked in Akron and Toledo, Ohio and at the Pennsylvania Radio Network for two years before coming to KYW Newsradio in the fall of 1989.
Over the course of his career, he’s covered nearly every major sporting event including the World Series, Stanley Cup playoffs, and the US Golf Open.
Corbin attended Murray State University in Kentucky, where he obtained his B.S. degree in communications. He served in the US Army for two years, including one year in Vietnam.
Ron lives in lower Bucks County. He enjoys reading and playing an occasional game of golf.