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Mark & Brian Sign Off from KLOS-FM

It was the end of an era this week on KLOS-FM (95.5) as Mark & Brian signed off for the final time after a 25-year run.

Fans were anticipating Mark Thompson‘s departure from the morning show after he announced his retirement, but Brian Phelps was expected to remain at the station. Unfortunately, he was unable to reach a deal with Cumulus Media Inc., the parent company of KLOS.

Instead, Phelps will start a podcast with comedian Jill Whelan

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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.

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.