Art Laboe is a radio and music industry icon. He was the first disc jockey to play rock and roll on the West Coast airwaves and still broadcasts a popular syndicated radio show, The Art Laboe Connection, which is heard weekdays from 7 p.m. – midnight on Jammin’ 94.3. On Sunday evenings, he hosts The Art Laboe Sunday Special from 6 p.m. – midnight.
Art’s prolific career features many firsts:
- He coined and trademarked the phrase “Oldies But Goodies.”
- He conducted the first and only interview with Elvis Presley on the icon’s first trip to California.
- He assembled the first album in American history to feature hits from different artists. With the aptly named Oldies But Goodies, the compilation album was born.
- He created the “Golden Oldies” and “Dedicated To You” radio features.
Art’s been widely recognized for his achievements in radio and music:
- He’s part of a permanent exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum recognizing the contributions of the most influential disc jockeys of all-time.
- He’s immortalized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave),
- He’s a recipient of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters Diamond Circle Award, the LARadio Lifetime Achievement Award and National Hispanic Media Coalition Lifetime Achievement Award.
Still relevant in his 90s, Art’s show features the best old school, throwbacks and contemporary hit makers along with engaging stories, dedications and delivery that only Art Laboe can deliver.