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Former WBZ DJ Jeff ‘Jefferson’ Kaye Has Passed Away

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BOSTON (CBS) – Former WBZ disc jockey Jeff “Jefferson” Kaye passed away this week, according to his family.

Kaye, 75, died from terminal cancer in his home surrounded by his family.

A four-time Emmy Award winning broadcast announcer, Kaye first made his mark at WBZ, where from 1961-65 he hosted the drive time program as well as a Sunday night folk music program. While at WBZ, Kaye brought back live folk radio performances – and presented at the Newport Folk Festival where Bob Dylan’s now legendary electric guitar performance took place.

Kaye also had a stint at WKBW in Buffalo, New York before heading to work for NFL Films in 1985.

He leaves his wife Suzanne, four children, and seven grandchildren.

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