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Remembering WRHU’s John Bohannon

The Hofstra community is saddened to learn of the death of John Bohannon, host for the past fifteen years of The Jazz Cafe on WRHU, Hofstra’s award winning radio station.

John Bohannon

A seasoned professional with almost forty years of broadcasting experience—as well as a passion for jazz and for the radio medium—John was a natural mentor for students who were considering a career in broadcasting. The breadth and depth of his experience also served him well. Although John spent most of his career as a network radio news anchor—with long stints at the ABC, CBS, and NBC radio networks—he also had a substantial amount of on-air experience at local AM radio stations.

John is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Barbara Bohannon, PhD, retired associate provost for accreditation and outcomes assessment and associate professor emeritus of mathematics, HCLAS; and by his son, Adam Bohannon (BA HCLAS).

A memorial service is planned for the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in John’s memory to the Jazz Foundation of America.

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