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A Profile of the Radio Personality Art Laboe


Radio: In 1956, “The Art Laboe Show” on KPOP radio was the #1 radio program in the Los Angles area, holding a 33 share, a record which still stands.

Art Laboe is currently using his extensive music experience to select the songs for his 24-hour Internet site, KillerOldies.com.

The Art Laboe Sunday Special is heard every Sunday over a network of stations from 6 - 12 Midnight PST. It is also heard worldwide on the Internet.

In 2004, Laboe began a new radio show, Latin Hip Hop. The most requested songs off that show have now been included in a new series of music from Original Sound Record Co., Inc. called "Viva Hip Hop".

Claims to Fame: Art was the first Disc Jockey to play Rock and Roll on the West Coast airwaves, was one of the first DJs to play both black and white artists and the first DJ to have an “Elvis Hour,” the entire hour devoted to Elvis Presley.

Art assembled the first album in American history to feature hits by different artists. This first compilation album, entitled “Oldies But Goodies,” was released by Art’s company, Original Sound Record Company, Incorporated, and stayed on Billboard’s Top 100 LP’s chart for over three years! The series has been expanded to 15 volumes. Art is also recognized as the first person to coin the term “Oldies But Goodies™.”

Awards: In November of 2003, he was added to the Palm Springs Walk Of Stars. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in September, 2004 from the National Hispanic Media Coalition

The City of Los Angeles declared July 17, 1981 “Art Laboe Day” as Art received his star on Hollywood Boulevard’s “Walk of Fame.”

Online: Visit KillerOldies.com

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