Longtime Overnight Jazz Program Host Bob Parlocha Passed

WNCU and many other stations across the country remember our longtime overnight jazz host, Bob Parlocha, who passed a little over a week ago. At WNCU, his program will continue to air in his memory. We hope to hear of his replacement in the near future. Meanwhile, continue to enjoy Bob in the wee smalls.

We wish to share with you the very sad news that Bob Parlocha, host of the WFMT Radio Network’s Jazz Network since its inception in 1995, passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon. Bob died of a heart attack and had been rehabilitating from an illness over the past year.

Bob, who was based in the Bay Area and was a full-time employee of WWCI, was the first and only host of the Jazz Network. He was with us for 20 years. Bob will be missed by all of us at WFMT and, of course, by his many, many fans who listened to his daily program on stations throughout the United States.

In addition to hosting the Jazz Network, which was broadcast on scores of stations throughout the United States,  Bob was a tenor and soprano saxophone player, host of the Dinner Jazz Show on KJAZ and later the station’s music director. Bob was also a passionate gourmet cook.

We will miss Bob’s presence immensely. Our condolences go to his wife, Pam, and their children.

Don Mueller
WFMT Director of Operations

Originally published at blogs.wfmt.com