The Angel Clark Show With Tisha Casida Plus We Talk About Ron Smith – Episode 92 -12/20/11

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Tonight’s Docket: Cell Phone Bans, Ron Smith, the FCC and SO much more! Tisha Casida joins us!

Tisha Casida, a lifelong Coloradan, was baptized in the Arkansas River and raised on a small farm in Vineland, Colorado. She went on to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), where she studied business and political science, graduating with a dual major in 2005.

After returning to southern Colorado, she pursued her Masters in Business Administration from Colorado State University-Pueblo, graduating and starting her own small business – That’s Natural! Marketing & Consulting. She also has her Colorado real estate license that now hangs with The Land Company.

She has developed a reputation as a leader throughout Colorado, with a passion for agriculture and love for entrepreneurship. She is a former military wife and a strong supporter of our troops and our veterans.

Her interactions with thousands of customers and hundreds of small-business owners have given her the insight and tenacity to see real, positive, and actionable solutions in industries that affect the lives of Coloradans and Americans. In 2009, Tisha became concerned about the state of the economy and the eroding of civil liberties. She believes in both peace and prosperity for the generations of people who have worked hard, for those who have fought and died for our freedom, and for the next generation that deserves to live and work in a free and prosperous country.

Throughout her small business career, she has focused on bringing groups of people together based on free market activities that allow everyone to have a voice. In interactions with the various political parties, as well as the ignorance of those who refuse to listen to the voice of the next generation, she has decided to run as an Independent. Her belief is that we, as Coloradans, should exercise our own independent voices for what we believe in.

Ron Smith, WBAL’s show host who became known to generations of listeners as “The Voice of Reason” died Monday night from cancer.

He had turned 70 on December 2.

He died at his home in Shrewsbury, surrounded by his wife June and the rest of his family.

Funeral services will be private. A public memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Ron shared his final days with his listeners telling them “don’t mourn me.”

Ron announced to his listeners on October 17 that he had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.

He underwent treatment at Johns Hopkins’ Kimmel Cancer Center, but on November 17 told listeners that he would halt his chemotherapy treatments after consulting with his doctor and his wife, June.

On November 28, Ron announced he was retiring from his on air duties because of his declining health, and that he had begun home hospice care.

Ron also wrote a weekly column for the Baltimore Sun.

Ron Smith Announcement on Monday October 17th 2011on 1090 AM HQ

In his final column last month, Smith wrote, “What is a mere individual to do? Live as sane and decent a life as you can, love your family and friends and understand that everybody is in this together. My work here is done.”

In the final days of his life, Ron received many phone calls, letters and emails from colleagues and fans.

Coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens called Ron on his birthday and called their 30-minute phone conversation with Ron, “one of the most encouraging and motivational conversations I’ve ever had with anyone in my life.”

Harbaugh gave Ron the game ball after the Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns Sunday, December 4.

Ron first came to Baltimore in 1973 as a reporter and anchor for WBAL-TV’s “Action News.” READ MORE


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