Growing up in Chicago and discovering jazz in the early 1960s, I listened to Dick Buckley as well as the legendary Holmes “Daddy-O” Daylie on WAAF, and also WNIC-FM in the evening. In those days jazz was available on commercial radio.

Dick Buckley introduced many of us not only to Duke Ellington and Lester Young but also Ben Webster, Oliver Nelson, Elvin Jones and other mainstream and modernist giants. His voice will be missed, as will the music he loved – especially as it increasingly disappears from even public radio’s airwaves.

David Finkel
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