John Bohannon, a former network radio news anchorman for ABC, NBC, CBS, has returned to his roots: Jazz. His program, the Jazz Cafe, is heard Mondays on WRHU FM from 1pm to 4pm, Eastern Time. The program can be heard on the world-wide web at wrhu.org (you can find links to the show here). He plays big bands, classic jazz, and singers, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme—and many others.
He is the author of Kickers, All The News That Didn’t Fit, and a novel, Abracadabra, You’re Dead. His articles and humor columns have been published in national magazines and newspapers.
He is a magician, a member of the Society of American Magicians, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He served two separate terms as president of the New York City chapter of the S.A.M.
He is also well know as a former truck driver’s helper, the Monback: the guy who stands nearby and says, “Mon back.”
You can also read about John Bohannon in a recent feature published in New York Newsday here.
And you can read a feature piece about him on the Cabaret Scenes website here.
You can email John at johnbohannon (at) optonline (dot) net.
"John is one of the true gentlemen in the industry and a terrific broadcaster. I had the privilege of working with him in the 1980's. He left broadcasting when he left us to devote himself to his true first love, illusion."
"I had the pleasure of appearing on the Jazz Cafe with Mr. Bohannon about a year ago. I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to share a WRHU micrphone with such a distinguished and knowledgeable gentleman. I had a great time. The music combined with JB's insights were wonderful."
"Checked out WRHU, the Hofstra U station on 88.7 and streaming on the net. They have a show called "Jazz Café" in the mid afternoon. The host today is John Bohannon who has had a great career in radio including a number of big NYC stations and many years as a newscaster on ABC, NBC & CBS radio nets. I first heard him on WGBB so it's quite a trip to hear him again after all this time playing music that's sounds like WGBB when it was an MOR station. I wonder how many listeners know his background. How many WRHU staffers know who that guy with the goatee at controls is? Good listening John, thanks!"
"You're one of the most brilliant interviewers I've ever encountered. I'm deeply grateful for your response and I very much hope we'll stay in touch."