Monday, September 22, 2014

SF Radio: KGO's Ronn Owens Talks About Parkinson's Disease

Ronn Owens
One of the Bay Area's best-known radio hosts recently revealed he has Parkinson's disease, but chose to hide it from the public for more than 12 years.

KGO 810 AM Radio talk show host Ronn Owens and his wife, former KGO news anchor Jan Black, sat down with ABC7 News anchor Cheryl Jennings to talk about Owens' battle.

ABC7 News learned depression is part of the illness.

"I have clinical depression and so the Parkinson's kind of feeds into that. Bill will tell you, I was at 40 to 60 per cent of people who get Parkinson's have depression issues," Owens said.

1 comment:

  1. Ronn, so very sorry to hear about your diagnosis of parkinsons. I want to wish you all the best in dealing with and treating this condition. Will hope and pray for you that one of the available treatments will help you through the difficult times. Best wishes to you and your family and hopefully 2015 will be a good year for new breakthroughs on treatments for parkinsons. Would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you so much" for all the hours of great listening time on KGO. Take Care, Herald