[JPL] Harry Abraham passes

onthebeach at aol.com onthebeach at aol.com
Thu May 14 15:23:51 EDT 2009

 thanks for sharing this ed.? growing up in the north jersey suburbs close to new york city i had access to the classic WRVR line up.? as a young dial explorer i discovered
Harry Abraham and spent many hours listening to him spin jazz in 1969 and 1970.? harry was an inspiration and contributed mightily to my love of jazz, and interest in getting into radio.

im shocked to hear he was only 64, young to pass and much younger than i would have imagined him to be.
RIP harry & thanks for the great tunes!

ricky schultz



-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Trefzger <ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com>
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
Sent: Thu, 14 May 2009 9:39 am
Subject: [JPL] Harry Abraham passes

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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