Ron Upshaw

Ron Upshaw

Ron Upshaw is one-half of The Ron & Don Show on KIRO Radio (weekdays 3-7). When he's not behind the mic, he is most likely putting his smarts and even-keeled nature to the test by sitting on pocket aces at a local Texas Hold 'Em table.

What do we do with the waterfront after the viaduct is gone?

After the viaduct is taken down, we'll be left with a choice: What do we do with one of the most beautiful waterfronts in the country?
3 years ago

Shower Thoughts: Ichiro can give Mariners fans something to root for

Rumor has it that Ichiro might make a comeback next year, and I for one welcome it.
3 years ago

Trying to figure out why people want Trump’s border wall

A little over 40 percent of Americans now support the idea of a border wall, but what is it about it that seems so attractive?
3 years ago

A first-time meeting with my father 50 years in the making

I want to tell you a true story today almost 50 years in the making, as I meet my birth father for the first time ever over the holidays.
3 years ago

Shower Thoughts: Who’s ready for some Seahawks playoff football?

This week's Shower Thoughts include my thoughts on Zeke Elliott, a hope for the Seahawks success on Saturday, and more.
3 years ago

How working for the Cowboys helped make me a Seahawks fan

After cutting our teeth working for the flagship radio network of the Dallas Cowboys, my opinions on the team didn't change much. Fast forward to my time in Seattle, and the decision was an easy one.
3 years ago

Rethinking the way we make New Year’s resolutions

I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. I've gone on rants about them in the past, and I'll spare you this year. I still believe that a better way though, and that's by adopting a new mindset.
3 years ago

A heartfelt thanks to our ‘Ron and Don Show’ listeners

The more I thought about the new year, the more I realized that what I really wanted to do is to just take a minute to thank all of you for listening to our show.
3 years ago

Give experiences, not gifts this holiday season

Why do we subject ourselves to the gift-giving ritual and what is gift-giving supposed to mean? Why not opt for the gift of experiences?
3 years ago

Shower Thoughts: Favorite stuff of 2018 edition

It's Wednesday, let's do some Shower Thoughts, shall we? And no, do NOT think of me in the shower, that's weird.
3 years ago

Seattle’s Discovery Park could be latest locale for low-income housing

After going dormant for a while, a decade-old low-income housing plan is back on the front burner for Discovery Park's Fort Lawton area.
3 years ago

Billionaire CEOs aren’t cut out for a trip to Mars

No offense to the CEOs of Tesla and Boeing, but both of these guys would be dead within days of landing on Mars, despite their claims to the contrary. Who are they trying to kid?
3 years ago

Can the XFL actually sell itself to a reluctant Seattle?

I'm sure by now you've heard that there's a new NHL team coming to Seattle. But do you also have room in your sports brain for 10 more professional football games? The XFL thinks so.
3 years ago

Shower Thoughts: Ready to hit the slopes

You know what Wednesday means? Besides humpday. Yes, it's time for Shower Thoughts: the random things that pop into my head in the shower.
3 years ago

Is recycling as we know it about to die in 2019?

We officially have almost four months until that blue recycling bin is all but rendered useless, and unless something changes quickly, recycling as we know it is about to die.
3 years ago

How to beat the blues during the loneliest time of year

Welcome to December, everybody. It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be one of the most lonely and alienating too.
3 years ago

Would you lock yourself in a dark bathroom for a month for $100,000?

The world of prop bets is as lucrative as it is bizarre. The latest has two men betting that one can't stay locked in a pitch-black bathroom for a month, and there's a whole lot on the line.
3 years ago

Will the Supreme Court be forced to give away half of Oklahoma?

Lawyers for an accused murderer have presented evidence that 111 years ago, the Congress of the United States forgot to disestablish the Creek Nation Tribe and its sovereignty.
3 years ago

Am I right or am I wrong?

It's Wednesday - time for my random thoughts that usually occur to me between shampoo and conditioner. I call them Shower Thoughts.
3 years ago

We need to take a long, hard look at our country’s immigration policy

We need to hold ourselves accountable to the same laws we saw immigrants should obey, and that begins with a long look at how people are told to arrive in our country.
3 years ago

Tear gassing migrants isn’t the image I want for America

Any 23-year-old mom that can care for a 3-year-old while walking hundreds of miles over rugged terrain can be my neighbor anytime.
3 years ago

Ron: If Facebook was a friend, we would have ditched them a while ago

If Facebook were my friend in real life, I probably would have stopped hanging out with them a long time ago. You see I try to weed out people that I can't trust and Facebook likes to talk behind our backs -- a lot.
3 years ago

Don’t waste your time on fancy cranberry sauce

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means. Time for me to give you the random things that go through my head. I call it Shower Thoughts.
3 years ago

The good, the bad, and the Amazon

Amazon gets a lot of criticism for the effect it has on local communities. Much of that is deserved, but it is not the whole story. In the end, Amazon is worth it for the good of the economy. This is why.
3 years ago