Charlie Tuna, Media personality, Died at 71


Art Ferguson was born on April 18, 1944, and died on February 19, 2016.

He was mostly known professionally as Charlie Tuna,

He was a radio personality and game show announcer based in Los Angeles, California.

During late 1967, KHJ in Los Angeles offered Charlie the 9 to noon slot, where he debuted on Thanksgiving Day, year 1967.

Charlie had just commenced his morning show at 6:00 a.m. when the San Fernando earthquake occurred, on February 9, 1971.

He became one of the original DJs at KROQ AM, a new Top 40 station (formerly Country KBBQ) in 1972.

During 1973, Tuna moved to KKDJ as program director and morning personality.

Tuna presided over its 1975 call-letter change to KIIS-AM, and broadcast the first show at KIIS-FM as it began its AM-FM simulcast.

Charlie Tuna also worked at KTNQ, KHTZ (later KBZT), KRLA, KODJ (later KCBS-FM), KMPC, KIKF, and KLAC.

Charlie Tuna has been associated with hosting events, part taking in television and film and has been awarded for his many works through his career.

Charlie Tuna passed away at passed away at 71 yrs old.