From 1955 to 1961, Laboe staged dances at El Monte Legion Stadium.
Since 1960 he has worked at KRLA, KDAY, KPPC, XEPRS, KRLA, KRTH, KFI and KCMG/KHHT.
He jocked at KCBQ-San Diego before arriving in the L. His first night on KRLA was the day of the 1971 San Fernando earthquake.
In the early 1980s he was working at KFOG-San Francisco and KDUF-Honolulu. In 1992, Simms landed at KYA-San Francisco, but by 1994 he relocated to KOOL in Phoenix.
While at KOOL, Lee had the #1 show in just 90 days.
Lee discussed how he was always preparing his next show.
“I think about my show all the time, every waking moment.
For ten years, Laboe broadcast from Scrivener’s Drive-In at Sunset and Cahuenga.