Bob Jones, New York D.J. Heard on ‘Milkman’s Matinee’, Dies at 70

Bob Jones, a mellow-voiced New York radio personality who was the last regular host of the historic WNEW-AM show “Milkman’s Matinee,” playing the music of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington as it slowly became harder to find on the dial, died on Dec. 29 in Manhattan. He was 70. Jones was a passionate advocate for Golden Age popular standards on the radio, and after WNEW-AM ended its run in 1992, he became the morning host on WQEW until that standards station also left the air in 1998.

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