Radio icon Art Laboe, whose remarkable radio career spans 75 years, was honored last Saturday night in San Diego. R Dub!, host of Sunday Night Slow Jams and Director of Programming for Rhythmic AC XHRM (Magic 92.5)/San Diego, presented the station’s first-ever “Magic 92.5 Lifetime Achievement Award” to Laboe during an event at Pechanga Arena. Over 6,000 fans were on hand to join in the celebration of Laboe’s amazing broadcasting career.
Laboe was one of the first DJs to play Rock ‘n’ Roll on the West Coast, was one of the first to do dedications on the radio, and he’s the man who coined and trademarked the phrase “Oldies but Goodies.” The Art Laboe Connection is carried on Magic 92.5 Sunday nights from 8-10pm, as well as on over a dozen other radio stations throughout California and the West Coast.
The entire Magic 92.5 on-air staff joined Laboe on stage, surprising him in-between acts at Magic 92.5’s 2019 Valentine’s Super Love Jam concert. Pictured, (l-r): Magic 92.5’s Greg Mack, Rick Nuhn (Top Ten Now & Then), Xavier “The X-Man,” R Dub!, Art Laboe, morning duo Jagger & Kristi, Sheryl Love, Hurricane Andrew, Jammin’ Jay Michaels, Kelly Cole and Billy Blast.