Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber hosted his first radio show in the summer of 1979, worked in college radio in the late '80s, and dabbled in top 40 radio in the early '90s, first as a board operator at 98PXY/Rochester, NY and later as an intern and writer for 93.7 KRQ/Tucson.

Ron started Crap From The Past in 1992 while in grad school in Rochester, and brought the show to KFAI in 1998.

Ron has a Ph.D. in Optics, and worked for a decade as an optical engineer in the fields of optical data storage and telecommuncations. Ron has 22 issued U.S. Patents to his name. By day, Ron works as a Patent Agent at a fairly large Minneapolis law firm.

Ron wrote a book in 2012, titled Greatest Hits Vol. 1.