Knowledge Identifier: +Ben_Fong-Torres
Born in 1945.
Countries: United States (46%), California (38%), Mexico (8%)
Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Parade, Sly and the Family Stone, Category:San Francisco State University alumni
In real life, Fong-Torres, who graduated from San Francisco State University in 1966 with a B.A. in radio-TV-film, was a writer and senior editor of "Rolling Stone" from almost the magazine's inception
Fong-Torres was a rock DJ for San Francisco radio station KSAN-FM in the 1970s
Carlos Santana - The difficulties Santana and the band went through during this period were chronicled in Ben Fong-Torres' "Rolling Stone" 1972 cover story "The Resurrection of Carlos Santana"
A Fong-Torres interview with Ray Charles was awarded the Deems Taylor Award for Magazine Writing in 1974
Since July 2005, Fong-Torres has written the bi-weekly column "Radio Waves" in the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday Datebook
In 2007 to 2008, he hosted "Backstage" Sundays on San Francisco 's KFRC-FM, and continues to do DJ work
Paul Reubens - In 2007, Reubens attended his own tribute at the SF Sketchfest, where he talked about his career with Ben Fong-Torres