Legendary KLOS/Los Angeles Personality Bob Coburn Has Passed On; Radio And Music Industry In Mourning
December 17, 2016 at 5:02 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Classic Rocker KLOS/LOS ANGELES legendary personality BOB COBURN, host of the 9:30a-noon slot and the host of the nationally syndicated ROCKLINE show for decades, passed away TODAY (12/17) at 12:32p surrounded by family after a long battle with lung cancer. COBURN was 68 years old.
KLOS PD and CUMULUS Corp. PD/Rock Formats KEITH CUNNINGHAM told ALL ACCESS, "The outpouring of support has been jaw dropping. The radio and music industries lost a legend today.
"BOB told me about this in late MAY or early JUNE and had been fighting this like a champion. Working with a guy like BOB was a bucket list opportunity. Not a day went by that I didn't learn something about music or an artist that I'd never have known were it not for him. BOB had so much knowledge and humility. He was a true pleasure to work with.
CUMULUS MEDIA & WESTWOOD ONE SVP/Content & Programming MIKE McVAY told ALL ACCESS, "Legend is only one of the words that can be used to describe BOB. He was a good human. I only became close to him after his diagnosis, but I was struck at how quickly we bonded ... much like he has bonded with millions over his career."
ALL ACCESS Rock Editor KEN ANTHONY added, "I had the pleasure of knowing and working with BOB COBURN since I moved to LOS ANGELES to program KLOS in 1991. He was the consummate professional and an unparalleled interviewer. He was an influence to many in Rock Radio and will be sorely missed."
And, Radio's Best friend ART VUOLO put together a tribute to BOB COBURN -- it's great! Check it out here.
KLOS is currently airing nothing by listener requests for BOB, and some of biggest artists in Rock are sending in messages and thoughts.
BOB survived by his wife LYNETTE and three children. A private ceremony has been planned, and a public celebration of Bob's life will be held sometime in JANUARY