Jim Ladd Sirius XM Death, Famous Freeform Rock DJ and Radio Producer died from heart attack

Jim Ladd Sirius XM Death, Freeform Rock DJ and Radio Producer died from heart attack

Jim Ladd Death – Famous Freeform Rock DJ and Radio Producer Jim Ladd has sadly passed away. He died on Sunday 17th December 2023 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 75. He was confirmed dead through a Facebook post that says “We are heartbroken with the news that Jim Ladd passed away of a sudden heart attack peacefully at home with his wife Helene by his side”. He was born January 17, 1948.

Jim Ladd Career

In 1969, Ladd began his journey in the professional world by beginning his career at KNAC, a rock station located in Long Beach that was quite unassuming. After serving there for a period of two years, he moved on to the dynamic Los Angeles station KLOS following his stay there. During the year 1974, Ladd found his place of residence at KMET, which was affectionately referred to by its enormous audience as “The Mighty Met.” He remained there for the majority of the succeeding thirteen years.

In spite of the fact that he made a temporary return to KLOS in 1984, he eventually went back to KMET just two months before the station went through a format shift. Concurrently, Ladd demonstrated his abilities by presenting and producing Innerview, an hour-long interview program that was syndicated across the country and enthralled listeners during the same time period.

What you need to know about Jim Ladd

“Radio Waves: Life And Revolution On The FM Dial” (St. Martin’s Press, 1991) was a semi-autobiographical book that Ladd wrote based on his own experiences in the radio industry. From the beginning of freeform on the West Coast until KMET’s collapse in 1987, the book explores his radio career and traces the dramatic voyage of freeform rock radio in Los Angeles. He became a member of KLSX that same year. Nevertheless, due to an unforeseen development in July 1995, Ladd and the whole KLSX personnel were fired without warning as the station quickly transitioned to talk radio.

In the aftermath of Cumulus Media’s takeover of station owner Citadel Broadcasting on October 26, 2011, Ladd was among those fired from KLOS. The final three hours of Ladd’s farewell show on Los Angeles’s AM station KFI on November 5, 2011, were a moving farewell to his radio career.

Jim Ladd’s obituary will be released by the family

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