The Texas Radio Hall of Fame announced the passing of Ron Chapman on Facebook according to a Fort Worth Busines Press article from April 27th. In it they say:
“Texas Radio Hall of Famer and Dallas radio legend Ron Chapman died Monday at the age of 85, according to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame Facebook page.
‘Three time radio Hall of Famer and Dallas radio ICON Ron Chapman has passed,’ according to the Facebook post. ‘His family asks for time to process this loss, and thanks you for your kindness, understanding and prayers. There will be NO service, but a public gathering of friends and colleagues is being planned.’ “
“Chapman started his radio career at an exceptionally young age, right out of high school according to a Fox 4 article from April 27th. In it they say:
Chapman began his radio career on the day he graduated high school, hitting the airwaves in 1953 in Massachusetts.
He moved to Dallas in 1959 and started at KLIF under the stage name Irving Harrigan. He moved to KVIL in 1969 and spent the next three decades as one of the biggest names in North Texas radio.
He spent his final years on the air at K-LUV before retiring in 2005.”
Ron Chapman was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2010 and in 2012, he was also inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.