Ron has a Ph.D. in Optics, and worked for a decade as an optical engineer in the fields of optical data storage and telecommunications. 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.

In 2017, Ron wrote a book about the show, titled Between The Songs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Radio Magic, or: Stuff I Learned from Hosting Crap From The Past for Twenty-Five Years.

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