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Ron Keel

About RON KEEL // Master Of Mid-Day Mayhem

Ron Keel’s 30+ year career in the entertainment business has taken him from the concrete jungles of arena rock to the dirt roads of country music. Now the Metal Cowboy is putting the exclamation point on that career rocking the mid-day airwaves on KBAD 94.5 and fronting the Badlands House Band.

Keel’s legendary major label debut album “The Right To Rock” was produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons and he went on notch three albums on Billboard’s Hot 100 as well as MTV and radio hits such as “The Right To Rock,” “Because The Night,” “Tears Of Fire,” “Somebody’s Waiting,” and “Rock & Roll Outlaw.”

Ron’s longtime dream of pursuing a career in radio led to him hosting his own syndicated show, “Streets Of Rock & Roll,” on 50 stations worldwide for nearly three years. He brings a ton of enthusiasm and firsthand experience to his daily broadcast on KBAD, often tying in personal experiences relevant to the artists and tunes.

As a songwriter, Ron has dozens of TV and film credits – major movies like “Men In Black II,” “Dolphin Tale,” “The Messengers” and many more – and his songs have been featured in hit TV shows like “Desperate Housewives,” “The Simpsons,” “X-Files,” “King Of The Hill,” and the Daytona 500 broadcast.

In addition to the release of his acclaimed solo album “Metal Cowboy,” his official autobiography “Even Keel: Life On The Streets Of Rock & Roll” was published in 2014. Both are available at Keel’s online store at

The Latest Stories

Published April 29, 2016


For over three decades I’ve been plowing forward relentlessly on a rock & roll journey that has taken me around the world and brought me to KBAD and Badlands. Along the way I’ve had just about every dream come true that an entertainer could wish f...

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Published March 14, 2016

Metal Cowboy & Henry Paul Connection

One of the coolest and most rewarding aspects of my career in entertainment has been not just meeting my heroes, but actually getting to work with some of them in a professional capacity. As a lifelong fan of southern rock and bands like Skynyrd, Outlaws,...

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Published December 08, 2015


By Ron KeelWhen Alice Cooper was laying the foundation for his Hall Of Fame career, releasing classic chart topping albums like “Billion Dollar Babies” and “School’s Out,” I was a teenage kid in Alice’s hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, sluggi...

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