Legendary Radio Personality Bob Coburn Dead At 68

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) —  Bob Coburn, a Los Angeles radio personality whose career spanned several decades and on most rock stations, has died.

Coburn was 68. He reportedly died Saturday.

While Coburn worked for 95.5 KLOS for decades, his career also took him through KPPC, KLSX, KCBS-FM, KZLA and the legendary 1970s rock giant, KMET.
He also hosted “Rockline” — described by many as the country’s premiere rock and roll interview program. Coburn took the reins at “Rockline” from its founder, B. Mitchell Reed, and hosted the show from 1981 to 1994 and again from 1997 to 2014, when it ended.

 

George Harrison, Keith Richards, Robert Plant and Paul McCartney were all hosted by Coburn, as well as the groups Black Sabbath, Rush, Def Leppard and others in the pantheon of rock fame.

Coburn was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, KLOS announced.

No public services have been announced.

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