Ron Chapman Endorses Metroplex

TM Studios’ Metroplex jingle package is now called “Ron Chapman’s Metroplex”… named after and endorsed by the legendary broadcaster, Ron Chapman, who’s airing the package in Dallas Fortworth on Platinum 96.7.

Ron Chapman’s been using TM jingles for a good number of years, including during his time at KVIL and KLUV, and TM is delighted to be working with him at his newest station, Platinum 96.7.

Ron Chapman’s Metroplex New Demo

Ron is also the newest member of the NAB Hall Of Fame.

Washington – Jan 12, 2010 – Legendary Texas radio personality Ron Chapman will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the 2010 NAB Show Radio Luncheon on April 13. The luncheon will also feature the annual presentation of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards.

Chapman has been heard on the airwaves in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since the 1950s. He began his radio career after high school graduation at WHAV-AM Haverhill, MA, in 1953. After broadcasting for the U.S. Army in Korea, Chapman worked at WNHC-AM New Haven, and was shortly thereafter recruited to Dallas’ KLIF-AM. Chapman spent six years at KLIF, co-hosting the successful Charlie and Harrigan Show, before joining WFAA-TV in Dallas. In 1968, Chapman joined a team that purchased KVIL-FM, a station known for pioneering the adult contemporary (AC) format. He remained at KVIL-FM for 32 years, serving as program director, music director, promotion director and morning personality.

In the late 1990s Chapman joined KLUV-FM, an oldies format that saw high ratings upon his arrival. He retired in 2005, but was summoned back to radio a few years later when ABC asked him to become the regular substitute for Paul Harvey News. Chapman is a multiple inductee to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

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4 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    I thought KVIL used Jam Jingles?
    And the jingles on Rons show are Jam not TM.

  2. Hi Mike,

    TM produced a number of KVIL packages, including KVIL 90, Renaissance, Renaissance Update, and KVIL Signature. They’re now on air as “Lite FM”, and run the LiteHouse package that we supply.

  1. March 17, 2010

    […] FM simulcast of WBAP-AM. Chapman came out of retirement back in June 2008 to work for Platinum and continued to "drop in," as it he puts it, till its farewell at the end of last week. As he says, he saw it […]

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