From 1955 to 1961, Laboe staged dances at El Monte Legion Stadium.
Since 1960 he has worked at KRLA, KDAY, KPPC, XEPRS, KRLA, KRTH, KFI and KCMG/KHHT.
The real Simms threatened a lawsuit but Waits later explained that he used the name as a tribute and had no idea Simms was still in radio. He deserved to be in whatever Halls of Fame the radio industry concocts. The Gaye family charges Thicke and Williams illegally copied protected elements of Got to Give It Up when the duo wrote their number one song.
Robert Wiesbuch, former president of Drew University, has written a book titled Hitbound chronicling the careers of Simms, Joey Reynolds, Woody Roberts and other radio personalities. He was a true original and a shining example of how radio could be great. Since the recording wasn’t deposited with the Copyright Office in the 1970s, the dispute is whether Gaye’s copyrights were limited to elements presented in the sheet music composition.
Good jocks are those that do good, unexpected things.”In 1973, KRLA went MOR, and Lee was teamed with Johnny Hayes in morning drive.