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

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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. After a good set with some callers, listen for a quick news update from Kelly Gates. You’ll hear Kelly several times throughout this final show.

Guests include former Program Directors, Hollywood Actors and more!

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Mark And Brian Show

Coming up in Part Two…
Former KLOS Afternoon Host Jim Ladd calls in, more ‘Old Bosses’ as Mark & Brian call them, and the final goodbye.

95.5 FM Los Angeles KLOS Jim Ladd Mark Thompson Brian Phelps

Mark & Brian’s Final Show: Part 1 | Part 2


  1. Robnoxious

    And in great radio suits fashion, after all the goodbyes were said and the tears hadn’t even dried yet the great higher ups at Cumulus and KLOS celebrated this 25 years of radio service by handing out pink slips to the entire staff of The Mark & Brian Show.

    • James

      Really? I want to be surprised, but I’m not.

      Seriously, what assholes. If I needed any more reasons to not tune in any more, I guess I got ’em…

  2. Kathleen Nedelec

    God bless these two (and the entire M&B family). So glad I found this – missed it as I was out of the country. Now their golden voices can live on!

  3. Karl Phillips

    I’ve been following these two guys since living in Birmingham from 1982- 1987. I knew the first time I heard them and their on air shenanigans that they would go far in radio. What a great radio team. Overwhelmingly talented together.


  4. grace

    What the hell!!! I loved Mark and Brian….AND yet That douche bag howard stern is still on the radio oh lets not forget that mysogonistic Tom Licus. No more quality radio. GOOD LUCK M/B

  5. don

    I found out about Mark& Brian were still devastated over this but I am utmost grateful to have had them in my life .as a VietNam vet I learned how to laugh again.THANK YOU Mark and Brian.

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