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 is a 10-year-old female Chihuahua mix named Molly. Please give her a good home!
Our Pet of the Week on Tuesday is a 2-month-old male Miniature Pinscher mix named Wyatt. Please give him a good home!
Our Pets of the Week on Thursday are two 9-year-old male Otterhounds named Taz and Bugzy. Please give them a good home!
Our Pet of the Week on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, is a 1-year-old male Terrier mix named Rudy. Please give him a good home!
ABC7 Weathercaster Garth Kemp swapped his suit for an apron and rolled up his sleeves to cook alongside the guys of Wicked Kitchen in honor of Food Truck Week Los Angeles.