INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis radio and DJ icon Ron Miner, known as DJ Indiana Jones, died Friday at 50.
"Indiana Jones has been a household name in the Indianapolis DJ community for over three decades and most recently was co-hosting nights on RadioNow," said Deon Levingtston, region vice president and general manager of Radio One Indianapolis. "Jones was one of the original air personalities and DJ’s for WNOW and has mixed on Hot 96.3 for over 20 years."
Miner was an on-air mixer for RadioNOW 100.9, RadioOne stations, DJ for the Indiana Pacers, and toured with several award-winning artists. He helped contribute to the Indianapolis music scene and the central Indiana community.
He attended Ben Davis High School and IUPUI.
This one is a tough RT. This man bled purple, and we'll miss him. One who took his Westside Indy roots with him where ever he went. https://t.co/OmfJU0IGSj— Ben Davis High School (@BenDavisHS) December 5, 2020
On Saturday, RadioNow 100.9 will play tributes to Miner from 8 p.m.-midnight, and Hot 96.3 from 9 p.m.-midnight.
"Listen to hear some of his best mixes that will turn your living room into a dance floor," a post on RadioNow's website read. "We know that’s what he would have wanted."
You can share your condolences here.
The musical landscape has forever been changed by the recent passing of our Brother DJ Indiana Jones. His impact and contributions are unmeasurable. Listen at 9pm as we turn up DJ Indiana Jones style. We salute you and love you forever. Indy Stand Up! pic.twitter.com/221VgOMxNm— Hot 96.3 (@Hot963) December 5, 2020
Tonight we salute our brother, DJ Indiana Jones. His contribution to the Indianapolis music scene and beyond was unmatched. At 8pm we will celebrate his life....through his first love, music.— RadioNOW 100.9 (@RadioNOW1009) December 5, 2020
We love you forever. Indy's finest, DJ Indiana Jones. pic.twitter.com/luALR06DY1
People are remembering Miner in social media posts. You can read some of them below:
Indianapolis lost a legend today. Rest easy my brother @djindianajones.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 5, 2020
DJ INDIANA JONES— MASKMOSPHERE (@atmosphere) December 5, 2020
one of the best.
great human. great loss.
my head is heavy for his loved ones and his community. https://t.co/txG7IyZXJp
I met @djindianajones a few years back over Twitter. We talked about doing something with my @WBDGIndy students for several years. Finally, we got things done three years ago. He came in and gave a real talk to my students. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/tEO86T8DIi— Jon Easter (@johnnystir) December 5, 2020
i’ve always said this town has THE BEST DJS and Indiana Jones was without a doubt one of the main reasons why. i am fucked up over this news and just keep saying WOW over and over again. let people know what they mean to you. happy i got a chance to salute you sir. ❤️— ebony marie chappel (@ebonythewriter) December 5, 2020
Man I can’t understand this year. RIP my dude Ron “Ron Miner aka DJ Indiana Jones. I am crushed— Amp Harris (@ampharris) December 5, 2020
I'm going to miss him, we disagreed on some issues but he was such a genuine person that I always understood where he was coming from and he was always trying to help folks— WildStyle DaProducer (@MrWildstyle) December 5, 2020
I'm sorry for everyone's loss
Rest In Power DJ Indiana Jones pic.twitter.com/60cGPJWkWC
Shocked and grieving over the sudden death of Indianapolis Hip Hop pioneer and legend, DJ Indiana Jones aka Ron Miner. This man has held Naptown down for 30 years and gave me one of the first opportunities to learn the music game. 😞— Chad Horton (@ChadHorton) December 5, 2020