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Thursday 25 August 2011 @ 15:50 - GMT

Robert Hilburn, one of the first journalists to champion Elton, has joined Northridges KCSN-FM (88.5) line-up.

Programme Director Sky Daniels, a longtime Los Angeles music executive who recently joined the station, said:

Robert is more than just the dean of popular music critics in terms of his decades reviewing music for the Los Angeles Times. He is probably still the most respected critic in the country.  He is, coincidentally, a graduate of California State University, Northridge, when it was known as San Fernando Valley State College.

Hilburn said he was thrilled by the new venture, and noted the programme's focus is on the greats of the rock and roll era, and his relationship with them.

I am doubly pleased, he added, to be back on the campus of Cal State Northridge because it was during my years as a student here that I first dreamed about a career in journalism.

He is also the author of the best-selling book, Corn Flakes with John Lennon: And Other Tales from a Rock n Roll Life, which included a bit about Elton, and was reviewed by this Web site.

 Hilburns one-hour show, Rock n Roll Times, is a mix of commercial-free music and stories about the recording artists. It airs at 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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