I produced Ralph's show on Saturday mornings for a couple of years at the R. Yes - he was a gentlemen. Also a real trip to produce. He would drink coffee only super hot and black. If you ever heard little periods of silence it was because he was holding the "cough" button with one hand while choking from the coffee! He turned beat red sometimes from it leaving me to wonder if I should call for help.
He was a person you felt privileged to know for he had a magic about him.