Saturday, February 18, 2017

L-A Radio: Uncle Joe Benson Re-Ups At KSWD 100.3 FM

Entercom/Los Angeles has announced a new multi-year contract extension for personality Uncle Joe Benson at Classic Rock KSWD 100.3 FM The Sound.

Benson will continue to host on-air weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including his popular “10 at 10” feature which airs at 10 a.m. daily and spotlights 10 great songs from 1 great year. Benson will also continue to host “Uncle Joe’s Garage,” a popular video podcast of his many celebrity interviews, and his syndicated “Off The Record” program.

“Joe is the best known and most loved classic rock DJ in Los Angeles,” said Dave Beasing, Program Director, 100.3 The Sound. “The reason is simple. He’s literally written the book on classic rock, and he’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.”

“With recent music changes at other stations, The Sound is now the only true classic rock station still standing in LA.” added Peter Burton, VP/GM, Entercom Los Angeles. “The Sound is the natural home for a classic rock veteran like Joe Benson.”

“Signing on for several more years doing what I love is the best,” said Joe Benson. “I’m playing my and The Sound family's favorite classic rock and working with the greatest artists, plus Dave, Peter and the entire Entercom team.  I’m thrilled.”

KSWD 100.3 FM (5.4 Kw) Red=Local Coverage Area
Benson began his career in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1968. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to join KLOS-FM and is remembered for his successful run as the morning DJ on KCBS-FM during that signal’s “Arrow 93” era.

Benson joined The Sound in February of 2013, where he has been joined by Los Angeles’ iconic classic rock DJs Rita Wilde and Cynthia Fox. Benson has published six volumes of “Uncle Joe’s Record Guides,” the definitive history books of classic rock.

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