Legendary Radio Personality Charlie Tuna Has Passed

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Mon Feb 29 21:05:44 EST 2016

Larry Lujack got Charlie his job at WMEX - and come summer of 1967 Tuna was
the only WMEX jock beating the new WRKO. Bill Drake to get him out of
Boston offered him the job at KHJ.

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 9:00 PM, <tlmedia@intrstar.net> wrote:

> Here's the obit from the LA times
> LOS ANGELES — Flowers will be placed today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
> star of famed Los Angeles radio personality Charlie Tuna, who died earlier
> this month at age 71......
> http://www.dailynews.com/obituaries/20160229/charlie-tuna-longtime-la-disc-jockey-dies-at-age-71
> -----Original Message----- From: Mark Watson
> Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 5:03 PM
> To: 'Boston Radio Group'
> Subject: Legendary Radio Personality Charlie Tuna Has Passed
> All Access reporting moments ago that legendary Los Angeles radio
> personality Charlie Tuna (real name Art Ferguson) passed away today at the
> age of 71. He was one of the legendary KHJ "Boss Jocks" as well as working
> at and programming several other stations in the Los Angeles market. He
> also
> hosted several syndicated radio shows over the years and at the time of his
> death was still heard on several stations in small and medium markets daily
> via his own radio syndication business. The All Access report says Charlie
> worked at WMEX in 1967, leaving there to take the 9 to Noon slot at KHJ on
> Thanksgiving Day 1967. His last radio job on a Los Angeles station was
> weekends at KRTH until last August, when CBS started downsizing staff in
> L.A. and other markets, he left to concentrate on his syndication biz.
> Mark Watson

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