Pioneering Freeform Rock DJ Jim Ladd Dead At 75

Jim Ladd, the pioneering and hugely popular freeform rock-radio DJ, has died. The Los Angeles Times reports that Ladd died at home in Carmichael, California on Saturday. He’d suffered from a heart attack. His SiriusXMU colleague Meg Griffin announced Ladd’s passing on his Deep Tracks show last night. Ladd was 75.


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