95.5 KLOS

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

Shortly 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!

Mark & Brian’s Final Show, 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles, Part 2 | August 17, 2012

Picking up where Part One left off, Former KLOS and KMET Host Jim Ladd is the first guest of Mark & Brian. Plenty more guests and old bits here. Then… the final goodbye. Have something to wipe your eyes with. The end of Los Angeles’ longest current running morning show. Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps came to 95.5 KLOS from “I95” WAPI Birmingham in September of 1987 and quickly took the town by storm. By 1991, they generated enough attention to gain a short-lived series on NBC. In June, Mark Thompson announced he’d be leaving the program when his contract ran out to move to North Carolina with his wife. Brian Phelps remained in negotiations with Cumulus to remain with the station and bring on a new co-host. On today’s final show, he stated that he had...

Mark & Brian’s Final Show, 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles, Part 1 | August 17, 2012

Background: The end of Los Angeles’ longest current running morning show. Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps came to 95.5 KLOS from “I95” WAPI Birmingham in September of 1987 and quickly took the town by storm. By 1991, they generated enough attention to gain a short-lived series on NBC. In June, Mark Thompson announced he’d be leaving the program when his contract ran out to move to North Carolina with his wife. Brian Phelps remained in negotiations with Cumulus to remain with the station and bring on a new co-host. On today’s final show, he stated that he had been unable to come to terms on a new deal and would be leaving as well. Both men will be starting podcasts with new co-hosts. We pick this up about 20 minutes into the first hour of Mark & Brian show. ...

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