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Los Angeles radio personality Cliff Winston, who worked at KJLH-FM/102.3 and KKBT The Beat 92.3, has

We continue to mourn the passing of Cliff Winston, an essential part of the history of KJLH Radio. The services for our fallen brother is as follows:


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4p – 8p Angelus Funeral Home 3875 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Funeral Services

Thursday, January 4, 2018 1:00pm West Angeles Church of God in Christ 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

We celebrate and appreciate the life of Cliff Winston as he gave us laughter, music, information and generally set the tone for our days morning after morning … May God rest his soul in peace.

Longtime Los Angeles radio personality Cliff Winston, who worked for more than two decades at KJLH-FM/102.3, the rhythm & blues and soul station owned by singer Stevie Wonder, died Tuesday of a heart attack, according to announcement on the station’s Facebook page.

“We pause to acknowledge the wisp of time known as life, for we are tremendously saddened by the news that our friend, our colleague Cliff Winston passed away yesterday,” the statement said. “Suffice to say that Cliff is an indelible signature in the life of KJLH Radio. For decades you heard him and the Home Team on our airwaves guiding you to work or wherever you were going each morning.

“Yes he also worked at other stations, however it is 102.3 RadioFree KJLH that frames the legacy of what he meant to the Los Angeles region. Thanks for the memories Cliff Winston. Gone but never forgotten. On behalf of the management and staff … we extend our very deepest condolences and send vibrations of deep love to Cliff’s family and loved ones.”

Winston was a Los Angeles native who started his radio career in Seattle after attending the University of Washington, worked in St. Louis and Chicago, and in the mid-’80s took a pay cut to come home to KJLH. He worked there for five years, then jumped to the new KKBT/The Beat 92.3, where he worked for four years before returning to KJLH for another 13 or so years that included a stint as its program director.

“Sad to hear,” wrote musician Boney James on Facebook. “He was always a pleasure to hang with and super supportive in my early days. My thoughts are with his family.”

Actor-comedian D.L. Hughley worked with Winston, who was known for his humorous presence on the air.

“Cliff Winston passed!” Hughley wrong on his Facebook page. “I was his side kick on KJLH and learned so much about radio from him! He was a gem of human being!”

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