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Meet our DJ, LA Lloyd

Gary Dinges
gdinges@statesman.com

LA Lloyd has been on the radio all of his adult life. After graduating with a radio/TV/film degree in North Carolina, the radio adventure took him to Myrtle Beach, S.C., to Los Angeles and back to the East Coast to Norfolk, Va. It was there where he helped launch alternative station WROX, 96X. Listeners in Virginia thought it would also be cool to give him the “LA” nickname that he still uses today.

In 1995, Austin called and Lloyd helped launch KROX, 101X — sister station to KGSR. He quickly embraced the thriving music scene he had heard so much about before moving here. Lloyd also was involved in launching Capstar Broadcasting’s Star System, originally located at Sixth Street and Congress Avenue. It was there that he and over 40 fellow on-air personalities did daily shows on over 250 stations across the U.S. Lloyd also worked with Clear Channel’s KPEZ, Z-102 as program director.

Lloyd was hired as program director for Cox Media Group's 99.5 KISS San Antonio, one of the premiere rock stations in America, in 2005.

In 2010, the Austin American-Statesman began exploring ways to enhance its Austin360 entertainment brand. The idea of austin360radio.com was born with Lloyd hired to launch and program the Internet-only radio station, an example of the cross-platform synergy Cox Media Group has embraced within its newspaper, radio and TV divisions.

Austin360radio.com will launch in April 2011, based at the Austin American Statesman building on the edge of downtown. Austin360radio.com will feature the Austin artists other stations have decided to drop from their playlists. You can expect austin360radio.com to feature many in-studio performances and interviews, and to sponsor events throughout the community.

Lloyd is excited to be back and involved in Austin radio, connecting to the global community that logs checks out austin360.com daily. He is back home in Austin with wife Kathi and daughters Taylor and Ava, and is looking forward to being a part of the Live Music Capital of the World on austin360radio.com.