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Los Angeles Rock Radio Personality Jim Ladd Passes Away at 75

During his time at KMET in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ladd was named the best FM DJ in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Rock Radio Personality Jim Ladd Passes Away at 75: His death was reported on Monday. Jim Ladd was a producer and disc jockey from Los Angeles who worked at KMET, KLOS, and SiriusXM and met many famous rock musicians. Ladd loved old rock and roll for a long time.

Los Angeles Rock Radio Personality Jim Ladd Passes Away at 75:

Monday during Ladd’s weekly show on the Deep Tracks satellite channel on SiriusXM, DJ Meg Griffin said that Ladd, who lived in the Hollywood Hills, died late Saturday night after having a heart attack. He was 75 years old. It is said that Tom Petty got the idea for “The Last DJ” from Ladd. Since 2012, Ladd has been one of the few free-form rock DJs left on SiriusXM.

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During his time at KMET in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ladd was named the best FM DJ in Los Angeles. He worked in music radio for fifty years. From 1974 to 1986, Ladd created and hosted the hour-long show “InnerView,” which could be heard on more than 160 stations across the country.

He talked to people from Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, U2, Joni Mitchell, and the Eagles. He also created the nationally broadcast show “Headsets” and wrote theme sets of music that became his trademark. His catchphrase, “Lord have mercy!”, is still used today.

Ladd was born and raised in Lynwood. He started working in radio in 1967 at KNAC, at the height of free-form FM, when singers would often play whole sides of records nonstop. He moved to KLOS in 1971 after nine years at KMET and stayed there for four years.

Before 2011, when he had his own show on SiriusXM’s Deep Tracks channel, he went back to KLOS in 1997. Ladd’s book, “Radio Waves: Life and Revolution on the FM Dial,” came out in 1991. It was about his time as a well-known rock radio DJ in Los Angeles, both before and after a corporation took control of the station.

It was given to Ladd by the Los Angeles Music Awards in 2000 as “Air Personality of the Year.” She won the Media Arts Award from the Hollywood Arts Council in 2007.

In May 2005, Ladd got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ladd’s only living cousin is his wife, Helene Hodge-Ladd, who was a singer and writer. There was still work to be done on a speech.

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