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Paul Mahler

July 27, 1973 — May 13, 2022

Paul Louis Mahler entered life on Friday July 27, 1973 at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California, and was called home on Friday May 13, 2022 from that same hospital. On October 19, 1974, his sister Susie joined their family. In 1977, the young family moved to Thousand Oaks. At six months old, Paul began pushing buttons and discovered music and then radio. At Westlake High School, he did the daily announcements over the PA, with his own flare, and he found his multi-faceted calling. This love for all things music became an obsession and dream, and Paul left high school early, with a GED, to pursue his dreams in music and radio. Yet he did continue his education, and earned a BA in the Communications and the Arts at California State University, Northridge.

As a teenager, Paul was a disc jockey at Q105 in Ventura. During that same period, he worked in Los Angeles at KODJ/KCBS-FM producing The Machine Gun Kelly & Real Don Steele shows. Next came two years doing double duty in Santa Barbara at KTYD on air, and also behind the scenes working with radio legends at KIIS-FM Los Angeles.

Paul was allowed to spread his wings hosting, at various times, the morning and afternoon drive shows at KNJO/Lite 92.7. The Paul Mahler Show (PMS) entertained audiences with Paul’s eclectic mix of music, sound effects and comedy.

In 2000, Los Angeles was calling on Paul to return to the big city to take his myriad of experiences and put them to use as the producer of the Smokey Robinson radio show for Mega 92.3/Hot 92.3. Other high profile talent asked to work with Paul on the station, including recording artist Al B. Sure!

But there was much more to Paul than radio and music. Paul’s adventures in music and radio included the early stages of MTV and working with Lance Bass among others

Paul’s last job with Spotify combined all of his music and radio passions together in one perfect platform.

He was constantly in search of knowledge and trivia, especially for things he loved or interested him. He continued learning everything he could, and then shared it with his friends. He had a passion for collecting Juke Boxes, Arcade Video Games, antique clocks, Bob’s Big Boy Figurines, and exotic fish. His knowledge of the history of fast food chains and food origins was unparalleled. Paul was a huge supporter of Burbank’s restaurants and other businesses.

Paul’s real passion was for his friends and family. Once he took an interest in you, he was there for you, and he did whatever he could to help you succeed. If you had a question, he would find an answer. Paul truly had a heart of gold and would make sure that he stayed in contact with his friends, sometimes multiple times a day. They knew if the phone rang, it would probably be “Hey, quick question,” or that Paul was checking in on you.

Paul will be greatly missed and remembered for his quick and wicked sense of humor, his talent, his love of music, and his encouragement & support to all those that knew him.

Paul is survived by his mother Rosita, father Louis, sister Susie, his dog and constant companion Ed, his cat Pooter, and by the hundreds of friends and family whose lives he touched.
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Monday, June 6, 2022

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills

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