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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Stuck in the 80's w/DJ Rufus

“Stuck in the 80’s with DJ Rufus” features an early morning visit by Chief Judge Lauten to WPRK (The Best in Basement Radio & Voice of Rollins College) where DJ Rufus (aka:  Circuit Judge Bob Leblanc) tells listeners about his love of 80’s music and the pleasure of serving as a Circuit Judge. 

He is DJ Rufus when he is playing his favorite 80’s music for listeners of WPRK but a few hours later he is Circuit Judge Bob LeBlanc.  DJ Rufus wakes up early every Wednesday morning to play 80’s music for WPRK (91.5 FM) from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.  By 9:00 a.m., he is on the bench hearing domestic relations matters. Listen to him talk about both roles and hear some of his playlist that includes, Modern English’s “I Melt with You.”  He shares with Chief Judge Lauten that he chose the early morning show so it wouldn’t impact his day job.  Learn the significance of the song “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Naked Eyes.  

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Episode 5

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 15:52



In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Former Chief Judge and Moderator

Circuit Judge Bob LeBlanc
Bob LeBlanc

Circuit Court Judge

Judge LeBlanc joined the Ninth Circuit in 2007 in the Orange County criminal division. After 15 years of service, he retires in July 2022.