Live On Stage with Michael Krasny presents: Ronn Owens
Mon, January 6, 2020
In this premier presentation of the Kanbar Center’s new “Live On Stage with Michael Krasny” Series, KQED Forum Radio Talk Show host Michael Krasny welcomes his old friend and colleague, Ronn Owens, to the stage for a lively conversation from two of the Bay Area’s iconic radio personalities.
In November 2015 Ronn Owens was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. He has also won two Marcoini Awards as "Large Market Personality of the Year" in 2003 and 2010.
After 42 years hosting his iconic program talk show on KGO Radio, on January 16, 2018 he began hosting a ten-minute feature, The Ronn Owens Report, which airs at 11:30 AM/3:30PM and 7:30PM weekdays. It features interviews and observations from the "Voice of the Bay Area." The report contains interviews and observations from Ronn on political and pop culture issues.
With more than a thousand on-air and on-stage interviews between the two of them, tonight, they take the stage together to share a bit of their past, two lifetimes of broadcasting current and cultural events, highlights of their careers and views on present issues. Their on-stage conversation will be followed by the opportunity to take questions from audience members.
Michael Krasny sets the standard by which all public affairs and cultural radio is measured. – Michael Chabon
Michael Krasny is the best interviewer on all things cultural. – Amy Tan
ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES
A limited number of Assisted Listening Devices are available for programs that take place in the Hoytt Theater. Devices may be reserved ahead of time. All devices are first come, first served. Reserved devices will be released 15 minutes prior to start of the event.
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$35 / $42 Reserved Table Seating
$25 / $32 General Admission/without Table
POST EVENT RECEPTION TICKET: (9:00 – 9:20)
$20 Additional ticket for intimate post- event dessert reception with our talented guests.
6:30pm – Concessions/Will Call open
6:45pm – Doors Open
7:30pm – Program Begins / approx. 45-60 minutes of on-stage conversation followed by audience Q & A
9:00pm – (requires additional ticket) Post Event reception with Ronn Owens & Michael Krasny. Includes desserts coffee/tea
Michael Krasny, Host & Interviewer
Dr. Michael Krasny is host of the award winning KQED FORUM, a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology. FORUM can be heard daily on Northern California’s public radio station, KQED, as well as on Sirius/XM Satellite with National Public Radio, Comcast digital cable, and on the Internet as a podcast on iTunes. He has interviewed a wide range of major political and cultural figures. He is also a veteran interviewer for the nationally broadcast City Arts and Lectures series. Focus Magazine named him Best Bay Area Talk Show Host, and he was selected Best Talk Host and Best Interviewer by the editorial staff of San Francisco Weekly, as well as in their annual reader’s poll.
Wine, beer, a selection of soft drinks along with coffee, tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. Concessions may be enjoyed throughout the performance in the theater. No table service. No outside food/drink permitted at this event.
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