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Friday, November 02, 2012

TV's Alan Hemberger becomes radio DJ

OCTOBER 21, 2013
Alan Hemberger has died

Tom Petty called Los Angeles radio man Jim Ladd The Last DJ. So now I'm calling newly minted radio disc jockey Alan Hemberger The Last DJ who worked as a Houston TV anchor.

Hemberger, who worked at places like KTRK 13, KIAH 39 and Entertainment Tonight left Houston for California last May. The former newsman is now retired and has traded in the anchor desk and IFB for a radio microphone.

"The Pacific Coast Highway is out one window, the ocean out the other," Hemberger told "I'm returning to my first love and roots. Hope to do some high school play by play too."

Hemberger is returning to his roots at 93.5 KXRN which is billed as the non-commercial, FM community radio station of Laguna. The station plays Generational Alt Rock from the 1960s to today.

'The Laguna Beach Blues Boy' as Hemberger is now known, spins tunes from the likes of Howling' Wolf, Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters to Led Zeppelin, The Stones, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I'm already requesting some Doors.

Aside from broadcasting, instead of driving the concrete jungles of Highway 59 or Loop 610, Hemberger tells me he now walks to play golf, go to the beach or the store. Sounds rough.

Catch Hemberger on the air or Internet Friday 9pm to 12am Pacific time or 11pm to 2am Central at

On another Houston note, I was listening to Hemberger's show and who did I discover is the voice of KXRN? Houston's own voice over magnate Dave Crockett!

OCTOBER 21, 2013
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