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Former Buffalo Broadcaster Jeff Kaye Dies

Buffalo Broadcast Pioneers

Former Buffalo radio personality Jefferson Kaye has died.

A four-time Emmy Award winning broadcast announcer, Kaye first made his mark in Boston. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Kaye was in Buffalo, as an announcer and program director at the old WKBW before moving on to WBEN.

He also hosted a folk music program for a time here on WBFO.

His work on Buffalo Bills football broadcasts led to him becoming the voice of NFL Films in 1985.

Kaye was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2002, and was also noted for his 1968 production of War of the Worlds, set in Western New York.

Kaye passed away this week of cancer at the age of 75, surrounded by family at his home. He leaves his wife Suzanne, four children, and seven grandchildren.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.