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Legendary Jazz DJ Ed Beach Dies in Eugene, Oregon

Jazz disc jockey hosted Just Jazz show at WNYC and WRVR in New York City

Ed Beach, a longtime jazz DJ in New York City and later Eugene, Oregon, died on Christmas day in Eugene. He was 85 years old.

Beach was born January 16th, 1923, in Winnipeg, Canada. He attended Grant High School and Lewis and Clark College. He moved to New York where he was a graduate assistant in Cornell University’s Theatre Department. That academic experience led to a career as a professional actor.

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