Alex Bennett (broadcaster)

Alex Bennett (Broadcaster)

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Alex Bennett (a.k.a. Bennett Gordon Schwarzmann), (December 18, 1939) is an American talk radio host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. He currently hosts a weekday radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio channel "SIRIUS Left 146" and XM Radio's "America Left" Channel 167.

Bennett was born in San Francisco, California and attended Drake High School in San Anselmo, California. He adopted his on-air name as a tribute to his late father, Alexander Schwarzmann.

Broadcasting career

During the 1960s, Bennett worked at radio stations around the country, including KILT in Houston Texas, where he used the on-air moniker James Bond and did his show using an English accent, and WLOL in Minneapolis, Minnesota before gaining major market attention in 1969 at WMCA in New York. He initially started as a disk jockey, later evolving into a 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 countercultural events, such as Consciousness III, before giving his Yogic sign-off "Namaste" ("The God within me sees the God within you"). In 1969, Bennett flew to London to investigate the rumor......
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