Art Laboe Is Going Strong
November 12, 2009 at 4:41 AM (PT)
Nice writeup for longtime L.A. and syndicated jock ART LABOE in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, which writes "phone lines flash six nights a week inside a dimly lit HOLLYWOOD studio where ART LABOE sits before his microphone, faithful to his old-fashioned format: playing sentimental oldies and taking dedications. For more than 50 years, his deep, soothing voice has been as cherished among Latinos in the SOUTHWEST as CHICK HEARN's rapid-fire staccato once was among LAKERS fans."
"Listeners with nicknames such as MR. PORKY, LIL' CRAZY, BIG PAPI, BULLET, BUGSY and PAYASA call in from OXNARD, RIVERSIDE and BOYLE HEIGHTS; from PHOENIX, ALBUQUERQUE and NEVADA. They are lonely women, rueful men, rapt lovers, entire families with squeaky-voiced children who ask LABOE to wish their grandmothers good night."
LABOE, now 84 is heard in more than a dozen cities in four states and draws about a million listeners a week.
Check out the full article here.