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The Ladd Family Explains Attraction to Showbiz: “We All Speak Movie”

Alan Jr., Kelliann, Amanda, David and Jordan posed for THR's Hollywood Legacies issue where Jordan revealed why joining the family business was inevitable: "We became well versed in cinema, which…

Beach Boys to Play SiriusXM Show Ahead of Reunion Tour

The legendary band will play a show exclusively for satellite radio subscribers April 19.

Jim Ladd to Host Nightly Freeform Show on SiriusXM

The FM staple and inspiration for Tom Petty's "The Last DJ," who was fired from local rock station KLOS in October, leaves terrestrial radio for satellite where he'll launch his four-hour program in…

Clear Channel Station Offers ‘The Last DJ’ Jim Ladd Three Hours for Farewell Show

This Saturday, the pioneer of freeform commercial radio will be heard once more, with time donated by Los Angeles talk station KFI-AM.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Cal State Northridge: Concert Review

The band was playing in honor of recently fired Jim Ladd, inspiration for "The Last DJ," and performed deep tracks, including two songs they'd never before played live.

Jim Ladd, the Inspiration for Tom Petty’s ‘The Last DJ,’ Laid Off From Radio Gig

With the acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting by Cumulus Media, some 27 Los Angeles-based KABC and KLOS staffers are let go, including the country's last commercial freeform jock.