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Jim Ladd Makes His Sirus XM Debut Feb. 13

Former KLOS-FM DJ Jim Ladd will make his debut on Sirius XM satellite radio on Monday, Feb. 13, according to Gary Lycan of The Orange County Register.

Ladd was hired by Sirius XM in December to host a nightly show on Deep Tracks (Channel 27).

“Jim Ladd on Deep Tracks” will air from 4-8 p.m. PT and there’s a chance the program will be replayed during the overnight hours.

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Canned KLOS DJ Jim Ladd Lands at Sirius

There is sometimes life after unkind FM layoff. Jim Ladd, who was graciously afforded the opportunity of a farewell show by KFI AM 640 after being unceremoniously dumped from LA FM station KLOS 95.5, will soon return to spin classic rock for a wider, national audience.

Ladd is getting a nightly show starting in January on SiriusXM’s Channel 27, Deep Tracks. It makes total sense; Ladd is a brand name and has the chops to cultivate a broader, loyal coast-to-coast following. Per today’s announcement:

“I will be playing everything I want, from Pink Floyd to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, from The Doors to Moby Grape, freely and with no play lists. As I have always done throughout my career, I will be choosing all my own music, creating thematic sets, inviting the biggest rock stars in the world, many of whom I am proud to call my friends, to join me in the studio, and commenting on the world around us by using the most compelling music of our time.”

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Jim Ladd Will Get to Say Goodbye on KFI

KLOS-FM disc jockey Jim Ladd was one of a dozen employees abruptly laid off by Cumulus Media last week.

With no heads up from management, it appeared Ladd wouldn’t get a chance to say goodbye to his fans. But Gary Lycan of The Orange County Register reports Ladd will fill in for Lisa Ann Walter on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

“(KFI) Program Director Robin Bertolucci was very kind and asked me to do a show because I didn’t have a chance to say goodbye to my audience. I’m looking forward to it,” Ladd told Lycan via e-mail.

Kudos to KFI for doing the right thing and giving Ladd an outlet to conduct a proper farewell.

Jim Ladd Out at KLOS

Jim Ladd, a legendary local disc jockey at KLOS (95.5 FM), was one of a dozen employees laid off by Cumulus Media earlier this week.

Ladd was on his third stint at KLOS, where he was on from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Thursday. He first started at the classic rock station in 1969.

“My disappointment is I didn’t have a farewell show,” Ladd told Gary Lycan of The Orange County Register. “I was very stunned and I still am. I have been through this before, but it is always traumatic.”

According to Lycan, program director and host Bob Buchmann was also axed, along with employees from the sales, promotion, production and web departments.