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What Caused ‘Oldies but Goodies’ Radio Dj Art Laboe’s Death?
By Linda Adams
Art Laboe, a revered Los Angeles radio personality for over fifty years who pleased local listeners and a syndicated audience by playing “oldies but goodies,” has passed away.
Laboe, who was born Art Egnoian in Salt Lake City on August 7, 1925, served in the Navy during World War II and appeared on the Los Angeles airwaves in 1955 when rock ‘n' roll was gaining popularity.
at a local drive-in diner, accepting requests and becoming famous with the night-owl population. Later, he shifted the KPOP event to after-school hours, and the intersection of Sunset and Cahuenga was jammed with teens.
His radio presentations provided a forum for the families of detained loved ones to send poignant comments and dedicate music to their incarcerated relatives.