Art Laboe In Conversation with Josh Kun
Broadcasting icon, Art Laboe, is our guest this week on In Conversation. Dublab board member, Josh Kun, sits down with Laboe at his Original Sound Studio on Sunset Boulevard to revisit the history of his illustrious 70 year career and explore his intimate nightly connection with listeners cruising the California streets or listening close for the voice of a loved one. We are proud to bring you an in-depth interview with this legendary radio personality!
A sprightly 87 years young at the time of this interview, Laboe continues to hold one of the top rated slots in Southern California radio, one of the world’s most important markets. He graces the airwaves six nights a week with his Art Laboe Connection program. The format of the show is an exception amongst commercial radio, emphasizing a direct connection with the community. Throughout each show he takes dedications from listeners and sends their songs and kisses over the airwaves to loved ones, many of whom are incarcerated. His radio show is a pipeline through which the emotions and wishes of listeners are transmitted. The songs heard on the Art Laboe Connection are a refreshing and heartfelt break from the glossy buzz flooding much of the dial. While Art plays tried and trued favorites every show his playlist varies widely night to night based on to listener requests and his mood. On any given episode you’re likely to hear rare doo-wop, R&B or sweet soul cuts played nowhere else.
In Conversation is produced by dublab. Sound editing and music are by Matteah Baim. Due to rights reasons music from the original broadcast has been removed. To hear more, please visit dublab.com.