Radio Personality/ Host of the syndicated radio show The Art Laboe Connection / Creator of the compilation album and coined the phrase Oldies But Goodies™ / Owner & President, Original Sound Record Co., Inc. / Icon. First Disc Jockey to play Rock and Roll on West Coast radio. And still rockin’ mic Sunday – Friday 7pm-12am PDT on his syndicated radio show, The Art Laboe Connection, which is heard in Southern California on Hot 92.3, numerous other stations throughout the Western United States and on line and smartphones on iHeartRadio.com. Currently in the Grammy Museum exhibit Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945-1975 on display through June 3, 2012
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AWARDS INCLUDE: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood & Highland / National Hispanic Media Coalition Local Impact Lifetime Achievement Award / Palm Springs Walk Of Stars / Hollywood Arts Council Charlie Awards Media Arts Award / LA Times Column One Front Page story on November 12, 2009 / LARadio 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award / A permanent display of Art Laboe’s contributions resides in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland/Inducted into The Radio Hall of Fame Nov. 10, 2012.
“The Joe Show”, has been collecting records and “pop culture” archives since he was 10 years old in1956, in the 5th Grade in San Luis Obispo. He started professionally in radio in January of 1964, and over his career, has worked radio stations in San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Fresno. He began hosting The Rhythm and Blues Chronicles in 2006, that is now heard on KOKO 94 each Saturday afternoon between 4pm and 6pm, featuring choice R&B cuts from the late 1950′s into the early 1990′s. Also, Join Joe Collins, Every Weekday morning from 6am – 9am for The Joe Show, Featuring The Hidden Gem of the Morning, only on “Oldies But Goodies” KOKO 94!
J. Weidenheimer was weaned on oldies from a very early age. His sister is 7 years older and American Bandstand was on the family television every afternoon, so rock’n’roll’s been influence in J.’s life practically from day one. Growing up listening to stations on L.A. radio gave him inspiration to try broadcasting as a career after a four year stint in the Air Force. Over the years, he’s been nominated as Program Director of the year in trade publications and has won 2 local advertising awards for writing and production. Like most air personalities, J. has worked in various radio formats besides oldies, including adult contemporary, country, album rock and jazz. Of them all, oldies seems to be the most relatable to most people – and the most fun! J. will now continue his career as the Afternoon/evening host of “The Oldies Drive Home” on KOKO94.3FM!
Janae’s journey in radio started while working for legendary radio giant, Art Laboe in Los Angeles. She started out as Art’s call screener on his hugely popular syndicated radio program, The Art Laboe Connection. He saw something special in her while she was answering phones for his show and decided to put her on his station, KOKO 94, as co-host of the morning show in 2008. Janae relocated to Fresno in 2011 to help run operations at KOKO 94.3. She is partly responsible for programming & now is on the air every weekday afternoon, 12-1pm with her own show, Nae Nae’s Noontime Lunch Wagon. She also hosts the Saturday Night all 80s Dance Party from 8pm to Mid.