Ron Johnston became a household name between 1973 and 1976 at CKSO. He did some radio hosting and became a regular evening news anchor on CKSO TV.
Leaving Sudbury in 1976, his next stop was in Kitchner-Waterloo at CKCO TV as News Anchor, then News Director and finally Program Manager. He returned to Peterborough, Ontario, at CHEX TV as Station Manager in 1997.
His career actually began at CHEX as an all-night disc jockey in 1968. He moved to afternoons a year later and then to television. Ron was somewhat reluctant to make that move to TV but found himself helping out on the television side of the CHEX operation by anchoring newscasts from time to time and eventually becoming a staff announcer between radio and television.
Today, Ron Johnston continues to serve as Station Manager at CHEX.
Watch this tribute and profile video on Ron Johnston (YouTube):
CHEX 50th Anniversary: Ron Johnston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52L86cWIUNY