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November 24, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1987, when the entire staff of rebel rocker KMET-FM was summarily dismissed, Joe Benson, a colleague at rival rock station KLOS-FM, extended the fired deejays a sentimental--and unusual--offer: to appear on his show and say goodby to their audience. Tuesday night, KLSX-FM's Jim Ladd, one of those fired KMET deejays, returned the favor: He played host during his KLSX-FM (97.1) show to fired KLOS deejays Benson and Bob Coburn.
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August 16, 1995 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How is Joe Benson driving? Better all the time, say those close to "Uncle Joe," the disc jockey with the identifiable baritone and uinsatiable itch to take the wheel--any wheel. Not that competitors are dialing any phone numbers printed on Benson's bumper sticker. Then again, few get a good look at Benson's bumper. Benson, evening deejay for KLSX (97.
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July 10, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK
Joe Benson pulls into Saugus Speedway armed with bundles of bumper stickers, piles of T-shirts and stacks of autographed photographs. He shakes hands with fans, schmoozes with drivers and addresses the crowd between races. He wears red-and-white racing coveralls bearing one-tenth the grime of those worn by track drivers. No one ever said shaking the label of "celebrity racer" would be easy. Especially for a guy known as "Uncle Joe" to radio listeners throughout Southern California.
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August 16, 1995 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How is Joe Benson driving? Better all the time, say those close to "Uncle Joe," the disc jockey with the identifiable baritone and uinsatiable itch to take the wheel--any wheel. Not that competitors are dialing any phone numbers printed on Benson's bumper sticker. Then again, few get a good look at Benson's bumper. Benson, evening deejay for KLSX (97.
NEWS
July 28, 2005
Marc Weingarten did a beautiful job with his Lamb of God story, "Coming in Loud" [July 21] -- stunning twists of the language! If only the cacophony were half as entertaining as your wordplay. You had my wife and I laughing aloud from the "American Mook Awards" on. Now, my challenge is to use your phrase "melt the asphalt in the Sports Arena parking lot and provide as much mosh madness as is humanly possible" on the air! Thanks for the entertainment! Joe Benson Los Angeles Joe Benson is a DJ for KLOS-FM in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1993
Generally speaking, KLOS-FM's on-air personalities are thoroughly competent professionals. Mark and Brian amuse without resorting to blatant crudity, while Bob Coburn and Joe Benson are superb musicologists and Gino Michellini is an amiable mix of both. However, the station's latest acquisition, the Greaseman, is another story. There is nothing worse than having to listen to someone who believes himself to be truly funny and who, in reality, is about as funny as last year's riots.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Greaseman' Signed: Veteran rock station KLOS-FM (95.5) has signed on 20-year veteran radio talent Doug (Greaseman) Tracht for its 6-10 p.m. weekday shift beginning April 5. The Greaseman, most recently the morning drive-time host in Washington, has been syndicating his show nationally since February. KLOS program director Carey Curelop called the program, which features very little music and a variety of voices, storytelling, phone calls and commentary, "very much like a morning show at night."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1994
For years, KLOS-FM has billed itself as the "Home of Rock 'n' Roll." In one fell swoop, however, the station severed its living link to the heritage it pretended to claim ("KLOS Rocks Its Personnel," Morning Report, Nov. 18). By firing Joe Benson, Bob Coburn and Gino Michelini, the Home of Rock 'n' Roll has slipped off its foundation. Thank God for KSCA-FM (101.9). Maybe this young upstart will show KLOS that its decline in ratings has been due more to the stodgy sameness of its album rock format than to any deficiency in on-air personnel.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1987, when the entire staff of rebel rocker KMET-FM was summarily dismissed, Joe Benson, a colleague at rival rock station KLOS-FM, extended the fired deejays a sentimental--and unusual--offer: to appear on his show and say goodby to their audience. Tuesday night, KLSX-FM's Jim Ladd, one of those fired KMET deejays, returned the favor: He played host during his KLSX-FM (97.1) show to fired KLOS deejays Benson and Bob Coburn.
SPORTS
July 10, 1993 | VINCE KOWALICK
Joe Benson pulls into Saugus Speedway armed with bundles of bumper stickers, piles of T-shirts and stacks of autographed photographs. He shakes hands with fans, schmoozes with drivers and addresses the crowd between races. He wears red-and-white racing coveralls bearing one-tenth the grime of those worn by track drivers. No one ever said shaking the label of "celebrity racer" would be easy. Especially for a guy known as "Uncle Joe" to radio listeners throughout Southern California.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 1994
For years, KLOS-FM has billed itself as the "Home of Rock and Roll." In one fell swoop, however, the station severed its living link to the heritage it pretended to claim ("KLOS Rocks Its Personnel," Morning Report, Nov. 18). By firing Joe Benson, Bob Coburn and Gino Michelini, the home of rock 'n' roll has slipped off its foundation. Thank God for KSCA-FM (101.9). Maybe this young upstart will show KLOS that its decline in the ratings has been due more to the stodgy sameness of its album rock format than to any deficiency in the on-air personnel.
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