KPIG DJ Laura Ellen Dies From Cancer At 57

Laura Ellen brought back the KFAT sound to Pacific Grove’s KOCN before starting KPIG.

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Laura Ellen Hopper, the longtime program director and co-founder of KPIG 107.5 FM, died Monday from complications of lung cancer. She was 57.

Hopper of Royal Oaks was widely known to fans of KPIG as the mellow midday disc jockey who loved to champion emerging country/folk singer/songwriters, but she also was largely responsible for shaping both the sound and the public image of one of California’s most idiosyncratic and beloved radio stations.

Another local hero has passed. . .

Article from Santa Cruz Sentinel

KPIG DJ Laura Ellen Dies From Cancer At 57