A pioneering disc jockey, Art Laboe began his broadcasting career in 1943 at KSAN in San Francisco. For decades, Art was at the heart of the West Coast music scene and worked on such pioneering stations as KPOP and KRLA. He was one of the first to take live dedications, while on location, broadcasting from Scrivner’s Drive-In in Los Angeles.

Art invented the phrase “oldies but goodies,” and was among the first to license material from several labels for successful “oldies” albums that would sell millions. As well as hosting the syndicated “Art Laboe Connection,” he worked as a concert promoter, helping bring many forgotten artists back into the spotlight.

The city of Los Angeles declared July 17, 1981, to be “Art Laboe Day” when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2019, Magic 92.5 presented Art with a lifetime achievement award in front of 10,000 of his fans at The Super Love Jam concert.

Magic 92.5 remembers, broadcaster, promoter, and FRIEND, Art Laboe.