Radio DJ William Lakoff continues to delight KXLU listeners

Aug 4, 2021 2:00 PM ET

Loyola Marymount graduate William Lakoff still delighting listeners on the airwaves of the university’s famous college radio station.

With a history dating back over six decades, Loyola Marymount University’s cult radio station KXLU and William T Lakoff have earned a loyal following across their home city of Los Angeles and further afield. Celebrated for its eclectic mix of music and other programming, KXLU DJ William Lakoff offers a closer look at life on the airwaves.

“At KXLU, we’ve been broadcasting from the blufftops of Loyola Marymount University for over 60 years,” explains William Lakoff, speaking from his home in Palm Springs, California.

William Lakoff is an established DJ at KXLU. The college radio station of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, KXLU has now been on air since 1957. Today, the station enjoys a cult following among listeners, playing a wide range of music including rock, alternative, and Latin jazz.

William Lakoff and his dog

“KXLU also delivers a popular public affairs program focused largely around politics and government policy matters,” explains host Lakoff. Their weekend Latin jazz programming, meanwhile, he goes on to reveal, has now been running continuously since the early 1970s.

William Lakoff is one of a number of student, faculty, and volunteer staff members responsible for KXLU’s daily shows. William T Lakoff and the KXLU team also run a successful blog where hosts and others involved with the station offer a unique insight into the world of music and life at Loyola Marymount University.

Los Angeles-based Loyola Marymount is a private research university located on the west side of the city. Loyola Marymount University is the result of a merger between Marymount College, founded in 1933, and Loyola College, founded 16 years earlier in 1917. It’s also responsible for the Loyola Law School, situated in downtown Los Angeles.

William Lakoff earns growing number of high-profile film and TV credits

William T Lakoff graduated from Loyola Marymount University with degrees in film and business. The popular radio DJ has since gone on to work as a successful production designer within film and television. Also known as art directors, production designers are responsible for the overall aesthetics of movies, TV shows, commercials, music videos, and more.

Among William T Lakoff’s most high-profile credits are The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora and several other Jim Henson Company projects, including Neil’s Puppet Dreams and Teeny Tiny Dogs. William T Lakoff also produced We the People and Route 666, iconic TV series such as 24: Conspiracy and Prison Break: Proof of Innocence, and various music videos and well-known commercials.

William Lakoff works as a volunteer host at KXLU between his film and television commitments. When he isn’t working or volunteering at Loyola Marymount’s cult radio station, Lakoff is an avid sailor, closely involved with team racing. He enjoys spending time with his racing team every week, as well as indulging in several other hobbies and interests.

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