Jefferson Kay Audition Tape and Promotional Flyer

Kevin Vahey
Fri Jun 27 15:50:38 EDT 2008

Jeff didn't want to leave BZ but Westinghouse didn't renew his
contract. They decided to go with Ron Landry out of Hartford. BZ's
attituide in those days was they could play polka music and still be

Kaye was going to go to WPRO and at the last minute Cap Cities (owner
of WPRO and WKBW) offered the PD slot in Buffalo and the strong
nightime signal.

Last I heard Kaye was fighting throat cancer and was retired from NFL Films.

On 6/27/08, Don A <> wrote:
>> On 6/26/08, <> wrote:
>>> While surfing the net, I found this rather remarkable link on the
>>> excellent
>>> WKBW tribute web site. It appears to be an audition tape prepared by
>>> Jeff
>>> Kaye when he was at WBZ.  Also included is a brochure detailing his
>>> background
>>> and broadcasting experience prior to his coming to  WBZ.
> While WKBW offerred Jeff Kaye a lot more opportunities...I'm surprised
> someone be looking to leave WBZ and go to Buffalo.
> Evenings at WKBW was considered a "step up" from overnights on WBZ?
>> He made an
>>> amazing
>>> jump from two small RI radio stations  to the big time in Boston.
> Although his "pitch book" names WHIM as the "number one station in the
> area".
> Isn't that a stretch?  Wasn't WHIM always a daytimer?
> Hard to ignore WPRO and WJAR, isn't it?

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