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Ron Lundy

‚ÄčOne of the crazy bunch of young guys who catapulted WIL to the top of the market in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, Ron Lundy left St. Louis in 1965 to go to WABC in New York. He took the air name “Wil’ Child” here for awhile and lived up to the image.

‚ÄčIn 1960, Balaban’s Bob Whitney brought Lundy to town from Baton Rouge, citing his audition tape as a combination of “country and crawfish pie,” a folksiness that stayed with Lundy through his career. Whitney said Lundy was “a guy who radiated the fun of being alive.”