Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LA: Hot 92.3 FM Celebrates Art Laboe HOF Induction

Art Laboe
No one can talk about Los Angeles radio without paying tribute to Art Laboe.

Gary Lycan at writes Lavboe’s six decades speak to his popularity as a radio personality and his business skills as the creator and packager of the enormously successful "Oldies But Goodies" record series. So it comes as no surprise to know the nightly Hot 92.3 FM personality will be inducted Nov. 10 into the National Radio Hall of Fame at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

To celebrate the occasion, KHHT's Jimmy Reyes is turning his morning drive show over to a party for Laboe on Nov. 8 (Thursday) at the Guadalajara Grill in Baldwin Park. Listeners and friends can stop by for free breakfast, the station said, and offer their best wishes to him. If this event is anything like the one at Spaghettini in Seal Beach a couple of years ago, Laboe will be posing for lots of photos with his fans.

Laboe is on 7 p.m.-midnight Monday-Friday and 6 p.m.-midnight Sunday. His 10 years on the "Old School" rhythm and blues station were celebrated in a September concert at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino.

Laboe began his LA career in 1949 with an all-night record show from Scrivner's Drive-In on KXLA (later KRLA). He was on KFWB, KPOP, and was the first to play rock 'n' roll and Elvis Presley on local radio. In 1972 he joined KRLA when it became the first full-time oldies station.

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