Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Nashville Rooms, London, March 9, 1979 - Courtesy of David Corio
Roger Waters Live in Los Angeles
Cynthia Fox American Idiot
A Southern California native, Cynthia grew up listening to Dr. Demento and Flo & Eddie on KMET. In college, she fell in love with radio at campus stations KUOR, and then KXLU. Through KXLU she began a college internship at KMET in 1977.
She ran the tape-delay for the General Manager's talk show, taped and edited the weekend surf reports and later that year was assigned an overnight on-air shift. A few months later she was working overnights full-time and then in 1979 was promoted to middays.
During her time at KMET she interviewed a variety of artists: Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tom Petty, the Edge of U2, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, the Who, Lou Reed, Don Henley, Jackson Browne, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Heart, REM, John Densmore of the Doors and many others. She emceed the US Festival and had an onstage role in the historic Pink Floyd "The Wall" concerts at the Sports Arena.
She hosted numerous concerts at the Forum, the Santa Monica Civic and the Long Beach Arena. After KMET's format change in 1987 she worked at a radio station that was eventually dubbed "The Edge", where she continued her in-depth interviews with Bryan Ferry, Danny Elfman, Brian Setzer and others. "The Edge" changed format and Cynthia co-hosted TBS's national video show "Nighttracks" for two years.She returned to radio at KLSX in 1993, and via the filmed version of "The Fish Report With a Beat" was featured on Roger Waters' Radio Waves tour, album and concert video.
She began hosting pledge drive concert specials for public television station KCET, including The Eagles, Santana, the Beatles, the Who and Bonnie Raitt.She produced a unique KLSX-KCET event on the anniversary of Jim Morrison's 50th birthday-an interview with Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robbie Krieger in conjunction with concert footage from "The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl." (and she even included Jim Ladd in the festivities!)
Other memorable KCET moments included interviewing Mick Fleetwood and congratulating Tom Petty on his winning bid for Bonnie Raitt's autographed guitar!She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the legendary KLOS team!