The “Voice of the Clippers” Ralph Lawler is Our Guest DJ

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As a fan of basketball, I recognize Ralph Lawler’s knowledge of and impact on the game. As a fan of music, I recognize the value of rhythm, melody, and a beat. Never did I expect these two to fuse into one of the most poetic radio pieces ever to grace my ears.

Enter: Ralph Lawler’s Guest DJ Project set for KCRW.

The long-time broadcaster for the Los Angeles Clippers discusses—among other things—the first time he heard the Broadway cast recording of “Hair”, and the immediate impact it had on his life. “It changed my political views instantaneously,” Lawler confessed.

Ralph Lawler on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project by KCRW

Forget that his voice is perfect for the radio. Forget that his music choices appropriately reflect the trajectory of his life. Just listen, and enjoy as he intertwines his talent as a broadcaster with his appreciation of music.

— Rob Kadivar