Don O'Neill

Don O'Neill, co-host of the Ron & Don Show on KIRO Radio (weekdays 3-7), is "type A" all the way, running mostly on passion, pride, and adrenaline.

Why you could hear kids’ voices on Pierce County Sheriff radios Monday night

Sometimes, "gone but not forgotten" isn't always how slain officers are remembered. But in Pierce County, a special effort is being made to commemorate a fallen deputy.
3 years ago

Seattle police source: What took them so long? I would have shot sooner

I spoke with a Seattle police officer about the recently-released video of the fatal shooting of Iosia Faletogo. This is what he told me about what he would have done.
3 years ago

I went looking for courage and found it 4,941 miles away

I took a trip to Europe despite my fear of flying and finally visited the beaches of Normandy. This is where history tells the stories of true courage.
3 years ago

Running through life: A letter to my 8-year-old son

Don wrote a letter to his son. He starts off: Your dad ran his first marathon in the woods this past weekend at the Redmond Watershed. He continues to note that Hanson's 1997 hit "MMMBop" holds up.
3 years ago

Don O’Neill: I am guilty of bullying

We let it rip on the radio when it came to Superintendent Nyland and his staff. It wasn’t personal. It had to be done. for the kids at Cleveland High School.
3 years ago

Seattle beaches have gone to the dogs

Don writes that Seattle beaches don't seem to feel like a place for humans anymore.
3 years ago

Have you ever loved a cop?

Have you ever loved a cop? KIRO Radio's Don O'Neill says he has. And they are not easy to love.
3 years ago

Why people in Seattle like me have stopped calling 911

Politicians will tell you crime is down in Seattle, but KIRO Radio's Don O'Neill says the truth is he didn’t call 911 when his truck was broken into. And many people are just like him.
3 years ago

7 questions as Seattle’s ‘tent mansion’ is dismantled

The infamous "Tent Mansion" in downtown Seattle (Third and Broad) is finally being removed. So KIRO Radio's Don O'Neill has a few questions.
3 years ago

State Patrol sergeant helps Seattle high school get new sports field

Cleveland High School in Seattle will finally get its new football field, thanks to a special state trooper and KIRO Radio's Ron and Don Show.
3 years ago

Don: In Pierce County, they still use handcuffs

Before Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer has emphasized how important it is to help the truly downtrodden among us. For those taking advantage, he says Pierce County uses handcuffs.
3 years ago

‘Good behavior’ doesn’t bring back four dead Seattle firefighters

Martin Pang, convicted for the 1995 Pang Warehouse Fire, is expected to be released from prison in September. He'll get out early for good behavior. Don O'Neill is trying to figure out which good behavior that might be.
3 years ago

Trail thoughts: Savoring the outdoors, running and connecting

Don O'Neill has recently started running trails here in Western Washington, and these are some of his thoughts.
3 years ago

Don’s first edition of ‘Trail Thoughts’

Here are some of the things that bounce around in the head of KIRO Radio's Don O'Neill while he's running. Let’s call them "Trail Thoughts."
3 years ago

We need more needle bins in Seattle bathrooms

I was mad when I saw needle bins in my local grocery store until one experienced changed my mind on this issue.
4 years ago

Reaction to Angie Mentink’s breast cancer announcement was beautiful

Who tweets that they have breast cancer? Angie Mentink from the Mariners' broadcast does.
4 years ago

What I learned after having a gun pulled on me 3 times

I have had a gun pulled on me three times. Still, my experience is different than many black and brown people who faced similar situations.
4 years ago

Let’s all go make a memory

I didn't have a lot growing up, so I started accumulating stuff. In my post-Katrina life, I have learned to let it go. I try to spend more time collecting memories.
4 years ago

Mister Rogers would not be happy with Pastor Osteen

When megastar Pastor Joel Osteen took to the airwaves on "Good Morning America" Wednesday morning, I expected him to apologize.
4 years ago

Don: When a badge and gun must be taken away

Yes, there are motorcyclists who abuse the roads we all travel on. But there are also cops who should have their badges and guns taken away.
4 years ago

Don: How the Northwest can give Hope For Houston

All the platforms of Bonneville Seattle are coming together to provide "Hope For Houston," a way to support those in need after Hurricane Harvey.
4 years ago

Don: Durkan’s ‘Seattle Promise’ was stolen from Kalamazoo

Is providing free college something that Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan can really promise? It's the same promise made in Kalamazoo.
4 years ago

Advice from my 7-year-old son about ‘Black Lives Matter’

A Black Lives Matter sign hangs in the door where Don O'Neill's 7-year-old son goes to summer school. It prompted a lesson from son to dad.
4 years ago

Is it loaded to ask ‘where is dad?’ after Lyles shooting?

KIRO Radio's Don O'Neill asks a tough question after the shooting of Charleena Lyles.
4 years ago