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Art Laboe has Longest On The Air Radio Career in History – Will Break Guinness World Record

SAN DIEGO, CA – Radio veteran Art Laboe will attempt to break the Guinness World Records™ for Longest career as a radio presenter/DJ (male) on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. The event will mark Art’s 74th continuous year on commercial radio. His sister Lillian gave him his first radio at age 8; by the age of 14 Art had built his own amateur radio station and at 18 his incredibly tenured professional career began in San Francisco (KSAN) on September 23rd, 1943. Art Laboe received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Radio in 1981 and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2012.

“My favorite place to be is behind that microphone. I have one of the best jobs in the world, playing the music, interacting with our listeners, doing their dedications and connecting them with their loved ones! Thank you to our dedicated fans that have listened through the decades and made The Art Laboe Connection a family tradition. And thank you to the promoters we work with on our concerts and to our many friends and colleagues at our many radio stations that have aired and currently air The Art Laboe Connection.” said Laboe.

Art Laboe is scheduled to present the 7th Annual Chicano Soul Legends concert on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at Honda Center Anaheim and Art hosts a 2nd Annual concert on January 20th, 2018 at Spa Resort Casino Palm Springs and will be a Guinness World Records™ holder as he embarks on his 75th year on the radio.

R Dub! and Art Laboe

“I’m so happy for Art and all his listeners and radio friends. This is a celebration of music, radio, Oldies but Goodies, and most importantly, the man–Art Laboe,” said Magic 92.5 Afternoon host R Dub!

R Dub! also hosts a Sunday night loves songs and dedications show called Sunday Night Slow Jams. He says he was inspired by DJs like Laboe.

“I’m so happy not just to work with Art, but to call him a friend. I have so much admiration for the folks who paved the way, especially Art. The fact that Art is in his 90s and still gracing the airwaves every night…wow! Just wow! So much love and respect.”

(l-r) R Dub!, Art Laboe, Johnny O

ABOUT ART LABOE

Broadcast and music pioneer, Art Laboe, coined and trademarked the phrase “Oldies But Goodies™”.  He was one of the first DJs to play Rock and Roll on Los Angeles/West Coast radio in the 1950s, was the first to do dedications on the radio and the legend continues with his current nightly syndicated radio show, The Art Laboe Connection, which is heard on Magic 92.5 every Sunday from 8PM until 10PM. Art Laboe is widely known for creating the oldies format in radio and in music he innovated the compilation album with his Oldies But Goodies™ 15 volume album series.

In connection with his radio show, Art Laboe hosts annual concerts throughout California, Nevada and Arizona.  His many awards include an Art Laboe Day declared by the City of Los Angeles on July 17, 1981, Art Laboe Day proclamation by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on August 4, 2015, the 2005 Hollywood Arts Council Charlie Awards Media Arts Award and Palm Springs Walk of Stars honoree.  Art’s dream is to become an author in the coming year or two, by releasing a book he has been working on for decades.  He continues his humanitarian work through his Art Laboe Foundation with donations to animal charities and scholarships for many high school students.

In connection with his radio show, Art Laboe hosts annual concerts throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. His many awards include an Art Laboe Day declared by the City of Los Angeles on July 17, 1981, Art Laboe Day proclamation by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on August 4, 2015, the 2005 Hollywood Arts Council Charlie Awards Media Arts Award and Palm Springs Walk of Stars honoree. Art’s dream is to become an author in the coming year or two, by releasing a book he has been working on for decades. He continues his humanitarian work through his Art Laboe Foundation with donations to animal charities and scholarships for many high school students.