Ron grew up in Medina, Ohio and started in broadcasting at the age of 14, following in his older brother's footsteps at WHLO in Akron. Former Youngstown talk-show host Nick Anthony schooled Verb in the "art" of talk radio at WHLO. Ron left the Akron station more than a decade later to go to WHBC radio in Canton. After several years in Canton, then WKBN program director Pete Gabriel called to offer a spot on WKBN radio, which had just hired Youngstown talk show icon Dan Ryan. Ryan worked mornings 8:30 till noon and Verb worked nights from 7-11. As the talk format expanded the Verb show moved to 3-7 pm. Ron Verb has been hosting a show on WKBN for 28 years, making it the longest running show on the station.
Weekday afternoons just wouldn't be the same with out the daily reality check with Ron Verb. From politics to lifestyles, sports to music, Ron dissects it all with help from the Valley's best callers.