A Tribute to B. Mitchell Reed: 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles | March 19, 1983

B. Mitchell Reed KFWB WMCA KMET KLOS KPPCShortly after the death of B. Mitchell Reed, KLOS’ Gail Murphy hosted a live tribute to the legendary deejay, featuring recorded interviews and a couple of very short samples of his earlier work. Apparently, there were not many original recordings of early Top 40 radio around back then (imagine if Airchexx had been online in ’83!), or perhaps, being that KLOS was an Album Rock station, they were reluctant to remind their audience of screaming Top 40 jocks.

This is mostly interviews. And it’s done so tastefully, with people who surrounded BMR – his former programmers, friends, family and even station owners!

980 Los Angeles KFWB Color Radio All News95.5 FM Los Angeles KLOS Jim Ladd Mark Thompson Brian Phelps

Aircheck #1,258 since May 2, 2002!


  1. Steve, For some reason I am unable to listen to this tribute to BMR. By the way, his name is spelled Mitchel (only one l not two). Thanks for all the airchecks you have made available through the years. Tony

    • Tony, what browser are you using? I’d suggest using a different browser (Firefox, Chrome, Commodo Dragon, Safari all come to mind as good browsers, although FF has had some issues in the last couple of updates).

  2. B. Mitchel Reed – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    B. Mitchel Reed (June 10, 1926 — March 16, 1983) was a successful American disc Jockey on both Top 40 and album-oriented rock radio stations, working in …

    Ironically, I just noticed in my post above I spelled my name Tomy instead of Tony.

    A quite interesting tribute to BMR. Jane Fonda, when she was growing up, said BMR was her favorite DJ as well as thousands others. I wish we had more airchecks of his.


  3. BMR briefly had a late night slot at KRLA-AM for awhile, playing underground type radio. I remember hearing Interstellar Overdrive on that show. Here are some of my favorite songs he used to play on KMET; cocaine blues, dave van ronk. christo redemptor; charlie musselwhite. 49 bye-byes; the frozen noses.

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