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Cephas Bowles, CEO/President of Jazz Station WBGO, Dies at 62

A 40-year career in promoting jazz radio

Joe Lovano (right) greets Lionel Hampton along with Cephas Bowles of WBGO at the Jazz Leadership Society Dinner held at Swing 46, New York City 1999
Cephas Bowles

Cephas Bowles, the president and CEO of Newark, N.J., jazz radio station WBGO, died Feb. 21 at Hackensack University Medical Center, following complications from a stem cell transplant. Bowles, who had been diagnosed with leukemia two years ago and had previously undergone a bone marrow transplant, was 62.

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