Thursday, March 28, 2013
Gala planned April 13 at the Paladium in South St. Louis.
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Thursday, March 28
Information is provided by the St. Louis Society for the St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Charlie Brennan of KETC-TV and KMOX Radio Will Be Among VIPs Honored at The Visionary Gala Hosted by St. Louis Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired on April 13. Douglas D. Koch, M.D. will receive the Society’s Internationally Distinguished Leslie Dana Gold Medal. The Visionary Gala awards dinner will be held at The Palladium Saint Louis. The Society’s Visionary Gala will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and wine service, desserts, live music and presentation of the internationally distinguished Leslie Dana Gold Medal to Douglas D. Koch, M.D. Dr. Koch is a foremost scholar, clinician, surgeon and Professor of …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
From amateurs to the Olympics; KMOX's Jacober has covered it all.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Last time, Jacober talked about induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and family life in the broadcast business. More today with the 42-year-broadcast veteran Ron Jacober. Patch.com: What were some of your best interviews? Ron Jacober: I interviewed Muhammad Ali several times. That has to be one of the all time best. Once late at night, I got a call in the KSD newsroom and the caller on the other end told me Ali would be up on Page Avenue tomorrow morning. He wouldn't identify himself. He said Ali was going to march to support the hungry people of the world. I said this is probably bogus but I piled the boys into the car and said lets go. They wanted to know where …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Ron Jacober is a West County resident and most recognized media sports figure in St. Louis over the past four decades.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Ron Jacober has worked in the St. Louis sports media market for 42 years. He was just inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and is a member now of four local halls of fame. He was sports director at KMOX Radio for decades. He sat down for an interview with Patch.com and this is what he had to say. Patch.com: First, congratulations on making the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Ron Jacober: I was kind of overwhelmed by it. I was the only one inducted in the class of 2013 from St. Louis and it was a neat experience. I don’t know why all this is happening to me. That makes four halls of fame now. I tell people if you do something long enough, people think you must be OK? …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A charity drive to help the victims of the Joplin tornado is taking place Thursday until 2 p.m. at the Dierbergs at Manchester and Baxter roads in Manchester.
The St. Lou Crew for Joplin, a charity drive to help the victims of the Joplin tornado, is taking place Thursday until 2 p.m. at the Dierbergs at Manchester and Baxter roads in Manchester. Craig Wicker, organizer of the event, said residents have been giving generously since 7 a.m. and hopes the donations will continue well past 2 p.m. Wicker said residents can donate anything from dog food to clothes to diapers or non-perishable food goods. Wicker, an Anheuser Busch employee, said a couple weeks ago he was sitting watching T.V. and looking at the Joplin devastation. He said he decided to get on Facebook and post the question, "Who wants to go to Joplin?" "From there it just blew up," Wicker said. "We have gotten boxes with shoes, clothing…