The popular Big 105.9 morning radio fare Paul & Young Ron Show is losing “Young” Ron Brewer after 26 years as Paul Castronovo‘s co-star, Brewer told their listeners Monday morning.
In a stunning announcement, Brewer himself told the classic rock audience he was going on what he called “an extended vacation” from the program.
Translation: He’s retiring.
His last morning with Castronovo is scheduled for Dec. 16.
Said the always nonchalant Brewer after today’s show: “I’ll miss radio, but I’m looking forward to not being on a schedule after getting up at 3:30 a.m. all these years. I don’t have any specific plans, maybe I’ll buy an RV, but I’m going to enjoy life and fulfill some bucket list items.
“The best part is that Paul won’t have Ron Brewer to kick around anymore.”
Castronovo took the news with a dash of humor.
“It’s certainly the end of an era,” he said, “an unprecedented 26-year run for Young Ron and myself. We sure have had a lot of laughs over the years, and that’s what its always been about.
“I’m happy for Ron, and also excited about the next chapter of my career. Yeah, I’m sticking around, so Paul and Young Ron fans, prepare for disappointment!”
Brewer’s exit isn’t the only change as of late. Long-time producer Steve Harmon left a couple months ago and was replaced by Robert Calvert.
Stuffed with banter about entertainment and sports as well as celebrity interviews, The Paul & Young Ron Show first aired in 1990 on what was then WSHE-103.5 FM. Five years later, the duo moved to Zeta 94.9 FM and, in 2004, to its current home on BIG 105.9 FM in South Florida.
The show is also carried Real Radio 94.3 FM in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast