Living Classic Rock from its very beginning - both on stage and on air since 1968 - music has been Joe Benson's life. Whether playing it, talking about it with artists and fans, or documenting it with his syndicated 'Off The Record' rock star interview program and his definitive 'UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES,' Benson's always been rocking! As a family member to millions of Southern California listeners for the past 36 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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September 27, 2016


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Guitarist/songwriter Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive is 73.
Singer/actor Meatloaf is 69.

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On this day in 1979, just moments after beginning his song "Better Off Dead," Elton John collapsed on-stage at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre during a two man show with percussionist Ray Cooper. Even though he claimed he was suffering from exhaustion brought on by the flu, Elton returned after a 10 minute break to finish the nearly three-hour-long concert. Thank goodness Ray didn't have to sing!... More »»

The Uncle Joe Show Menu

Tuesday 9/27/16


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Uncle Joe's Lunch Box - Harley Night Finals/Costa Mesa Motorcycle Races tix! @12:30pm
The Story - Kenny Aronoff/John Mellencamp @1:30pm
Laughter At 45 After - Larry Miller

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It was Coach John Wooden who said: "Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

It was Winston Churchill who said: "Don't interrupt me while I'm interrupting."

It was Steven Wright who said: "I played a blank cassette at full volume and drove the mime next door totally crazy."

It was Mark Twain who said: "The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop"... More »»


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This Saturday, 11am - 1pm: They're not kidding when they say "Everything Off-Road!" Perfect for an official Uncle Joe Meet & Greet with The Sound crew surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of Off-Road vehicles at the 2016 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire at the Pomona Fairplex! Everything from off-road racing to rock crawling, trail riding to sand sports, motorcycles and ATV's and RC cars — and a special set from The Jeremy Benson Band!


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This Saturday, 7pm - 9pm: Motorcycles racing on dirt with NO BRAKES! Of course Uncle Joe will be the Grand Marshall at the Harley Night Finals — Sidecar Nationals at the Costa Mesa Speedway in the O.C. Fair & Event Center!


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This Sunday OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of The Rolling Stones as well as conversation with Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. Check out this preview!


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This week on 100.3 The Sound: Jeff Foxworthy, Larry Miller, Ron White, Kathleen Madigan and Jim Gaffigan. Check out the Podcasts too!»»



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