Los Angeles based disc jockey and businesman, Art Laboe, is being bestowed with the 2010 LA Radio Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, January 30, 2009 at a very intimate affair that will include a one-hour interview by Don Barrett of LARadio, a buffet luncheon with a presentation of the award and an opportunity to take a picture with this legend during a meet and greet with Art Laboe.
The 1pm-4pm afternoon event on January 30 is $30 (discount for LARadio subscribers) and a very limited number of reserve seats are available. Contact Don Barrett of LARadio at: email@example.com for more information.
Art Laboe recently celebrated his 18th year anniversary of his current radio program, The Art Laboe Connection, which began as The Art Laboe Sunday Special in October 1991 on 99.1 KGGI Riverside/San Bernardino. This “Killer Oldies” and Dedications show has since expanded to six nights a week is now heard on various West Coast stations including KHHT Hot 92.3 Los Angeles, XHRM Magic 92.5 San Diego, his own station Hit Radio 94 KOKO Fresno, and KAJM Mega 104.3 Phoenix, AZ. Also (Sunday nights only) in Albuquerque, New Mexico on KAGM Power 106 and just added in Tuscon, AZ on Cool 1450AM. The show is heard in 13 markets and online through the websites of the various stations including www.hot923.com.
This 18 year tenure is just a fraction of the 63 continuous years Art Laboe has spent in radio broadcasting. He took his first radio job in 1943, served in the military from 1944-1946 and has been on the radio somewhere ever since 1946. This 2009 National Radio Hall of Fame nominee was the first disc jockey to play rock and roll on the radio on the West Coast during the 50s and is also a songwriter, record producer, radio station owner and business entrepenure creating and distributing the Oldies But Goodies™ compilations with his Original Sound Record Co., Inc. which he began in 1959.
Art Laboe the philanthorpist provides yearly scholarships for many Los Angeles and Fresno area high schools. Through his Art Laboe Foundation, Inc. he also provides many animal non-profit organizations with donations.LARadio.com, in it’s 14th year, is the quintessential Web site dedicated to the men and women who have entertained, informed and served the radio community. LARadio has published three books on Los Angeles Radio People, providing a rich history of the trends and the people who guided the evolution of radio in the past half century. The publisher, Don Barrett, has a unique perch to observe and report on this industry, having spent virtually his entire life involved with radio. He launched and managed KIQQ (K-100) in the early 1970s, the first AC station Los Angeles.