Alex Bennett Biography
Alex Bennett whose birth name is Bennett Gordon Schwarzmann is an American talk radio host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. In the 1970s he made his mark in New York City where he was dubbed “The Youth Guru” by the press for his work on WMCA and WPLJ. In the 1980s and 1990s he moved back to his home town of San Francisco where this time the press dubbed him The King of Comedy for his influence on the local comedy scene first at KMEL, then on KQAK and ultimately at Live 105.
He adopted his on-air name as a tribute to his late father, Alexander Schwarzmann. During the 1960s, Bennett worked at several radio stations around the country, including KILT in Houston, where he used the on-air moniker James Bond and did his show using an English accent, and WLOL in Minneapolis before moving on to other large markets.
Alex Bennett Age
Alex was born in San Francisco, California, United States. He celebrated his birth day on December 18, 1939, he is currently 80 years as of 2019.
Alex Bennett Education
He attended Drake High School in San Anselmo, California.
Alex Bennett Height|Weight
He has an average height with matching body weight. Alex body measurements has not been disclosed but will be updated soon.Alex Bennett Photo
Alex Bennett Wife
On March 27, 2012, Alex married his longtime girlfriend Marjorie Miller. They currently reside in the Harlem district of New York City.
Alex Bennett Career
In 1969 he was recruited by Top 40 station AM 570 WMCA in New York City, where he worked with Murray the K, Barry Gray and where one of his engineers was comedian Jimmie Walker. Bennett was an overnight talk show host during the station’s transition from its Top 40 Good Guys music format to the pioneering Dial-Log all-talk era. Bennett brought a progressive rock radio sensibility to the teenage-oriented station, still playing album cuts of music as his talk show evolved, and openly discussing topics ranging from his love life to his participation in various counter cultural events, before giving his yogic sign-off Namaste.
Bennett and his wife-producer Ronni moved their show to New York FM station 95.5 WABC-FM which soon became WPLJ with the station at first recruiting him for morning drive time.He later switched to a free-wheeling overnight show. By late 1971 the couple had split.After five years, Bennett was let go from WPLJ in 1977. Afterward, Bennett continued to appear on New York broadcast outlets, including WMCA.
Bennett was asked to do a tryout week at a radio station in his native San Francisco. With the tryout a success, he was signed to host a morning show for album-oriented rock (AOR) station 106.1 KMEL, teaming up with newsman Joe Regelski. While at KMEL, Bennett’s mother, Ruth, achieved fame as the world’s oldest AOR disk jockey when she hosted a Sunday night countdown show on KMEL from 1982 to 1983. After Bennett’s departure, Ruth continued at KMEL for a year. Ruth died in 2005 at the age of 100.
CBS Radio then bought KITS and paid off the remainder of Bennett’s contract with WIOD Miami so he could return to Live 105 to again host mornings. Bennett remained at Live 105 until July 1997.In 2003, Bennett returned to New York. On April 19, 2004, he began hosting a show from 7am to 10am ET on Sirius Left. On his weekday show, he talked about politics, entertainment, and personal interests. He has also served as a substitute host for syndicated talk show host Lionel on several occasions.
Bennett was told in late June 2013 that his last show on SiriusXM would be Friday, June 28, 2013.In January 2014 Alex started GABNet at gabnet.net which he calls “the first real innovation in phone-in talk radio since the format’s invention,”featuring group discussions with the listeners called Citizen Panels.
Alex Bennett Net Worth
The 80 years old famousAmerican talk radio host Alex has earned himself a decent amount of money from her career. However the exact amount of money he earned as his net worth and salary has not been disclosed.