Jim Ladd is the legendary free-form rock DJ who shaped FM radio in Southern California and thoughout the nation.
Now, broadcasting live from “High in the Hollywood Hills” Ladd brings his inspired brand of free-form rock to the listeners of SiriusXM satellite radio. On his nationwide show, Jim welcomes the greatest names in music, including live in studio interviews with such legends as: Roger Waters, the Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, Carlos Santana, Slash, John Fogerty, George Thorogood, Rush, Buddy Guy and legendary members of The Doors, Robby Krieger and John Densmore.
Before joining SiriusXM, Jim made radio history for over forty years as the #1 rated air personality at historic FM radio stations KMET and KLOS in Los Angeles. He has also hosted a number of nationally syndicated radio shows and appeared in several major motion pictures. Jim is also the author of RADIO WAVES: Life and Revolution on the FM Dial.
Rock superstar Roger Waters (founding member of Pink Floyd) featured Jim, playing a rebel DJ, on his 1987 album RADIO KAOS. Ladd also performed his role on stage for the highly touted world concert tour and appeared in the MTV music videos.
When Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers released their album The Last DJ, Jim was credited as being the influence for the title song and its central character.
Ladd has also been recognized by the music industry with awards including:
Album Network Magazine’s 20th anniversary issue of the 100 most influential people, “On Air Personality of The Year” by the LA Music Awards and has received the “Media Arts Award” from the Hollywood Arts Council
Today, Jim Ladd can be heard nationwide on Sirius/XM satellite radio onDeep Tracks channel 27 live from 4:00—8:00 pm PST / 7—11 pm EST.