[JPL] Harry Abraham passes

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Thu May 14 13:48:22 EDT 2009


Ed...I am sorry to hear this news. During my residence in Rochester I
remember well Harry's overnight show as well as that of his
predecessor (?),  Bill Artis ("Artis Against The Night"). Those were
great days at WHAM...  Gene Abkarian  KRFC Ft Collins

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Ed Trefzger <ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com> wrote:
> WHAM in Rochester announced today that Harry Abraham passed away last week.
>  I don't know if anyone else had seen this:
>
> Philadelphia, PA - Long time Rochester radio jazz host Harry Abraham has
> died. Abraham hosted an overnight jazz program on 1180 WHAM for many years.
> A website called Rochester Beat notes that "from 1969 to 1978 Harry Abraham
> played jazz, real jazz, from Midnight to 5AM every night but Saturday.
> WHAM's nightime signal covered at least half of the United States. The show
> was called "The Best of All Possible Worlds". It seemed he could almost play
> anything on that show and did."
>
> WHAM said the cause of death was cancer.  He was 64.
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