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Radio Host Oscar Treadwell Dies

Cincinnati, Ohio, radio announcer Oscar Treadwell died April 1 after suddenly falling ill. He was 79.

Treadwell was born Art Pederson in Reading, Penn. He changed his name to Treadwell after landing a job as a radio announcer in Reading, where he advocated jazz music on the radio station. Artists came to know and respect the announcer and Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk even recorded songs in tribute to him in the early 1950s.

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