Former WHAM Personality Harry Abraham Has Died
Click Here A former WHAM personality has died. Harry Abraham, who hosted a jazz called "The Best of All Possible Worlds" has died in Philadelphia after a battle with cancer.
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#1 May 16, 2009
I grew up in central Ohio listening to Harry on WHAM. He had the only jazz radio show on the air waves. My friend Dennis and I would spend hours driving around listening to TBOAPW. I feel Harry connected with me. I haven't thought of him in years and see he passed away only yesterday. Thank you Harry and WHAM for your insite for expossing us to the best radio show ever.Rest in Peace, Brother.
#2 Apr 21, 2010
My name is Lou Paris. I was a dj at a competing radio station in Rochester in the early '70s. My show was on the air from 9pm-1am. After I signed off, I would regularly walk down the street to the WHAM studios. Harry and I would spend hours talking about music, the state of the broadcast industry (which had already begun going to the dogs), etc. until the wee hours.
#3 Feb 28, 2013
Summer nights drving around Rochester in 1969. Alone in my 1960 red and whie Rambler Ameican. Little dashboard radio tuned to Harry's show, seat reclined a bit, a little bit of maryjane and cruising until day break. lLike the undead, Roll into my driveway when just before dawn when the loud world began the day.
I can feel that breeze coming across the deserted streets, a sheen of summer rain on the blacktop. even Main Street is quiet at 4 AM. The city is yours.
Down Goodman through the park and along the beach at Durand. Driving to the soft voice of Harry walking with us into each following, brilliantttly cued--up recording. I was afraid I miss something so I just kept driving and driving.
Me and Harry and the legends.
I had no job. Thrown out of Madison HS.
A hundred dollar set of cool wheels, a pack of Kools, and a few bucks for gas. I was seventeen and just didn't give a f. You know, those were the best nights of my life.
me and Harry and Miles and Coltrain and Clifford and Teddy, and Canonball.....and and and.
#4 Jul 15, 2017
I was in Chapel Hill North Carolina in those years - 1970, plus. WHAM was a clear channel and reached all the way down to us. He loved Grady Tate’s “I think it’s going to Rain Today”, but I learned about Eddie Harris from Harry Abraham and so many more. I felt like he was a friend, just as so many others have expressed. It was always about driving around past midnight somewhere in the country - coming home stoned from a party - or whatever. But how many souls did that guy touch with his great appreciation for the music? Got to have been a wonderful man. RIP, in 2017, brother indeed.
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