Rockline Host Bob Coburn Passes


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Los Angeles broadcaster and host of the nationally syndicated radio show 'Rockline' Bob Coburn has died. He was 68.

KLOS 95.5, Coburn's Radio home for decades, announced his passing on their website on Saturday.

"we are saddened to announce that our family member and friend, Bob Coburn passed away today at 12:32 P.M. Bob was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year, and while he has been fighting like a champion ever since, all rock and roll journeys eventually come to an end. He wasn’t in pain and he was with his family. Today the music world lost a legend and he will forever be in our hearts."

Coburn was best known for his show Rockline, which ran from 1981 to 2014 and was considered to be one of the longest running, uninterrupted programs in the history of rock music. The show featured interviews with performers such as Keith Richards, Robert Plant and Paul McCartney and a listener call-in segment.

Coburn hosted the show from 1981, shortly after the show went on the air until the early 1990s when he was replaced by a trio of hosts. Coburn returned in 1997 and hosted the show until it was canceled in 2014. – Staff Writers