Longtime South Florida Morning Host ‘Young’ Ron Brewer Has Died


Radio personality Ron Brewer, known to South Florida listeners as “Young Ron,” has passed away as confirmed by his longtime morning show partner Paul Castronovo. Brewer joined Castronovo at Ft. Lauderdale’s WSHE in 1990 and had a career spanning four decades.

The Paul & Young Ron Show later moved to iHeartMedia’s Big 105.9 (WBGG) where it continued until Brewer’s retirement in 2016. Castronovo, who continues to helm the morning slot at Big 105.9, announced he would dedicate his Friday morning show to celebrating the life and legacy of his former partner, Ron Brewer.

Castronovo posted a short video to social media saying, “More on this tomorrow, but I just found out that Young Ron Brewer died. 28 years buddy and I’m heartbroken and crushed. Rest in peace old man.”


  1. I was in Costa Rica last week listening to the monkeys which reminded me of when Paul went over and recorded the audio of them howling. Which then made me remember the good old days of Paul and Ron. RIP and thanks for years of entertainment.

  2. I’m very sad to hear of Ron Brewer’s passing. I enjoyed listening to both Paul and Ron in the morning and the humor they gave to their fans. I been in the studio twice with trying to win skybox seats once for Aerosmith and the 2nd with The Rolling Stones. Ron was a very down to earth man and he did his job with professionalism. I pray God will watch over his family during this difficult time.


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