An Appreciation of Jess Cain
Fri Feb 15 02:11:25 EST 2008

Because of my taste in music I only came to realize the talent of Jess
Cain for the second half of his run at HDH. I guess it was around 1975
that HDH adopted the quasi Top 40 format that BZ dropped. Jess, Sean
Casey, Dave Supple are the jocks I remember from the mid 70's. But HDH
was the station my parents listened to in the 50's and 60's.

Around 1976 or so my late Aunt Agnes became a regular on Jess' show.
It came from the day he called her for Cash Call and she barked 'The
jackpot is 8,544.85 but you are not Jess Cain, I know his voice' and
she hung up. She would become Agnes from West Newton and it was great

He was the best ever in this town and I am surprised at how few
comments have been made.

On 2/14/08, Bill O'Neill <> wrote:
> Ed Forry wrote:
> > I mourn the loss of our great friend, Jess Cain who passed this
> > morning, Valentine's Day, at his home in the Back Bay.
> My condolences to Jess' family and close buds.  Jess Cain was the true
> gentleman of Boston radio broadcasting whose memory deserves much
> acclaim.  And in the stylings of Jess, himself, "A tip o' the cans to
> Cain." RIP.
> Bill O'Neill

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