Bob Coburn – KLOS

Bob plays for three different softball teams in his spare time.

“I was a journalism major at Texas Tech University and was more fascinated with the spoken word than the printed word. I found myself in the radio department more than the journalism school, so I took a chance and shifted majors. But it was my love for music more than anything else that got me started on the air. it’s also my love for music that’s kept me around.”

“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of Rockline, a nationally syndicated music and interview show on Monday nights. There I’ve interviewed the biggest names in rock and roll. One of my most memorable experiences in radio was the first time I interviewed Paul McCartney on Rockline. I found him to be a very interesting, very captivating individual. He showed up driving a red corvette surrounded by a fleet of Limo’s. It occurred to me that he probably arranged it that way so he could get some privacy.”

Bob Coburn In the KLOS Studio

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One Response to “Bob Coburn – KLOS”
  1. Unkle Brucie says:

    My first days at KLOS I was an intern; I worked directly for Mark & Brian…it was mid-1992. When M&B would get off at 10am, the studio was usually destroyed and looked like a tornado had just gone through. Bob Coburn was on right after them and every single day he would jam a big electric fan in the studio door, propping it halfway open…something you would never typically see. This was just to blow the smoke and stench from M&B out – so he could breathe and attempt to do his show. I had listened to him for years and I must admit being in there that first day when he was doing his breaks from about 10-1030 was one of the coolest things ever. On my very first day – I walked into the studio to clean up after the morning show and I was so intimidated, I did not even make eye contact with him. He was like “…Hey, you the new intern they were talking about?” I was afraid to answer him…and he just looked at me, shook he head and said, “So you wanted to be in radio huh?” “Not at all like that brochure they gave you in college, is it?” And, without missing a beat, he clicked the mic “pot” on and went into his break with that legendary Bob Coburn sound…man! Now, ever time an intern walks into my studio when I am on the air or doing production, I say the same exact thing. The difference…they usually look at me like I’m and idiot and quickly walk out of the studio. lol…good times.

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