Ron Jones – Contributor
Favourite album? Abbey Road
Favourite song? Green Fields of France, Eric Bogle
Favourite film? This Happy Breed
Favourite TV programme? Spike Milligan
Favourite place visited? Marasion Cornwall
Favourite book? The Library in general
Who’s the most famous person you have ever met? Helen Mirren
With whom would you most like to have dinner? Helen Mirren
Favourite food? Steak & Kidney pie
Favourite sport? Cricket and rugby union
Rons love of radio and music came together for the first time at TRE, as previously he was a broadcasting virgin, but he now sees how all of his previous work experience was leading up to this point. Music on the radio has bossed his life since 1955 and broadcasting is the final item on his bucket list.
Ron trained to teach junior school children at the now defunct institution which is a teachers training college in Liverpool, just around the corner from John Lennon’s House and Penny Lane. He then went on to teach in the city centre for 12 years and the leafy suburbs for 9 years. He ran a mobile disco formed cavern city tours, who now own and run The Cavern and Ron was a DJ booker and compere there for 10 years which was a life changing experience and for him and a dream fulfilled. Moving to Spain in 94, Ron was engaged as entertainment manager in a hotel complex in Calahonda Malaga until it failed to show profit! He then went back to teaching as head of the infant / junior department in Calpe College San Pedro, where he waited for 10 years to move across the road to TRE. During which time he taught pupils privately and continued doing mobile DJ work for his increasingly wrinkly fan base.
Quote by Ron Jones, ‘No one told me at school I’d have to wait till I was retired to be fulfilled and do something I love. The genial TRE staff have welcomed the new boy with understanding and tact.”