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    Pioneering DJ Art Laboe dies, aged 97

    Art Laboe, a pioneering US DJ credited with coining the phrase “oldies, but goodies”, has died, aged 97.

    A spokesperson for Laboe’s production company Dart Entertainment confirmed that he died on Friday, 7th October at his home in Palm Springs, California, following a brief bout of pneumonia.

    Laboe’s career as a radio DJ spanned almost 80 years, with his first broadcasts taking place in 1943 on San Francisco’s KSAN while he was serving in the United States Navy. It was on KSAN that he began to encourage listeners to call in to his shows, an uncommon format for radio broadcasting at the time.

    Laboe also played music by Black, Latin and white artists with no consideration of their racial differences, a significant difference…

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