Rockline host and LA-based radio DJ Bob Coburn, known as the “Godfather of Rock and Roll,” has died. He was 68.
Earlier this year, Coburn had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. He spent most of his radio career at 95.5 KLOS in Los Angeles. He was also a DJ at the legendary 94.7 KMET.
Coburn started his radio career in the late 60s near his hometown of Dallas, then did stints in Chicago and San Diego before landing at KLOS, where he spent two stints as air talent. Most recently, he held the KLOS airshift of weekday mornings from 9:30 to noon as well as hosting his syndicated program Rockline.
Coburn also had credited work on several films including “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and “The Million Dollar Duck” in 1971,”Motel Hell” in 1980, and “Night Tracks” in 1983.
From the KLOS website:
"The outpouring of love and support for this man has been truly beautiful, and we are saddened to announce that our family member and friend, Bob Coburn passed away today at 12:32 P.M. Bob was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year, and while he has been fighting like a champion ever since, all rock and roll journeys eventually come to an end. He wasn’t in pain and he was with his family. Today the music world lost a legend and he will forever be in our hearts. Rest easy, BC, we love you!"