Garth grew up in the San Fernando Valley. In 1978, while attending Metro State University in Denver, Garth stopped at a local radio station promotion and asked for a job. Hearing his booming voice, the station manager hired him on the spot.
Within two years Garth was offered the evening show on WAPP-FM New York. After stints in Miami, Houston and Denver, he wound up in 1992 at KQRS-FM in Minneapolis. In October 1997, after 19 years away from the Southland, Garth accepted a position with KLOS-FM.
Garth does a great deal of charity work for the community. He donates much of his spare time and effort to the cause of animal adoption. His adopt-a-pet segment on Eyewitness News has helped many animals find new homes. He also is very involved in the station's Spark of Love toy drive, which collects toys for underprivileged children during the Christmas holiday season.
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Garth Kemp
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
Our Pet of the Week on Thursday, March 26, is a 5-year-old female Miniature Pinscher mix named Trudy. Please give her a good home!
Wiggly little pups made a puppy pile on top of ABC7 Weathercaster Garth Kemp during our 2nd annual Puppypalooza on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Pooped out pooches took a break from all the action and dozed off in ABC7 anchor Phillip Palmer's arms during our 2nd annual Puppypalooza on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Adorable puppies played and took naps during Puppypalooza on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.
Our Pet of the Week on Thursday, March 19, is a 2-year-old male Labrador-retriever mix named Bentley. Please give him a good home!