Brian Beirne

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For other people with similar names, see Brian Byrne (disambiguation).

Brian Beirne (born November 7, 1946, San Mateo, California[1]) was a radio DJ for KRTH-FM aka K-EARTH 101 in Southern California. He lived in West Salem, Oregon starting in 1957, and graduated from South Salem High School in 1964.[2]

He is known as "Mr. Rock N' Roll", which is his registered trademark, and is considered one of the foremost historians on rock music.[citation needed] Beirne's Los Angeles career lasted almost three decades, representing the longest continuous stint in FM radio history.

Beirne was the voice of K-EARTH 101 during the RKO days and reached legendary status as a top-rating midday personality in the Los Angeles market for 27 years - a record-setting achievement in FM radio. His radio career, spanning 40 years, included stints in San Francisco, Chicago, Cleveland, and Sacramento, among others. He retired from KRTH-FM on December 15, 2004. He has continued to host and produce rock and roll shows around the country.[citation needed]

On January 18, 1991, Beirne was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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