Ron & Ron
Ron & Ron (Ron Diaz and Ron Bennington), Tampa Bay radio’s original bad boys, were heard on 95ynf and AM-620 WSUN from 1986 to 1997. Their show constantly posted high ratings, and was made available via syndication to other stations and markets throughout the Southeast.
In 1997, the duo split up, ending their eleven-year association. Diaz moved to Tampa Bay’s Thunder 103.5 WTBT where he held down mornings until leaving in 2004 to join former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ian Beckles for The Ron & Ian Show on The Sports Animal 620 WDAE. After the split, Bennington enlisted Fez Whatley, one of the original Ron & Ron supporting cast members, to join him for The Ron & Fez Show on New York’s WNEW-FM. Eventually, the pair left terrestrial radio and made their debut on XM Satellite Radio in 2005.
Today (2010), Ron and Ian are heard mornings from 9 until noon on The Sports Animal AM-620 WDAE, while Ron and Fez continue to host their midday show on Sirius-XM.
(Photo courtesy Tedd Webb)
1986 - 1997 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Featured Program)