Saturday, June 24, 2017

L-A Radio KLOS' Steve Jones To Get Walk Star

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Cumulus Media-Los Angeles announces that Rock legend Steve Jones, guitarist for the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, and On-Air Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on The Rock of Southern California KLOS 95.5, has been chosen to receive a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame as the sole honoree in the Radio category for the Walk Class of 2018.

The Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the full list of honorees today in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording.

Jones and his fellow honorees were chosen among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are:
  • MOTION PICTURES:  Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana. 
  • TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumously, Steve Irwin.
  • RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic. In the category of RADIO: Steve Jones. In the category of 
  • LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumously, Bernie Mac. 
Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies.

Hollywood Walk of Fame Radio Honoree Steve Jones mixes an eclectic Rock and Classic Rock playlist with freeform and often humorous interviews of guests from the music and entertainment world in his weekday radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on 95.5 KLOS. He is known for keeping an acoustic guitar in the studio and performing stream-of-consciousness songs about the show’s current topic of discussion. The two-hour open forum show airs on 95.5 KLOS Monday through Friday from Noon to 2:00pm., where the only rule is doing whatever Jones wants.

Dawn Girocco, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-Los Angeles, said: “Steve Jones is one of the most unique, interesting and exciting people in radio. Listening to “Jonesy’s Jukebox” is like eavesdropping on a conversation in his living room. He brings out the best in his guests and gives listeners more than they ever expect from his storytelling, interviews and fantastic music. We are so excited about this huge and well-deserved honor for Steve and to have him join the ranks of his fellow esteemed inductees and all the legends of entertainment represented on the star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

Keith Cunningham, Program Director for KLOS and Corporate Program Director, Rock Formats for Cumulus Media, said: "Working with Steve every day is a professional honor and a personal blast. ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Famer' and now 'Hollywood Walk of Fame Inductee' - that just sounds right and I couldn't be happier for Steve. I can't wait to see the flood of rockers who come out to celebrate this one."

Jones said: “I love my job and I love doing it two hours a day. Very grateful to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Walk of Fame Selection Committee.”

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