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Oral History and Research Materials: Leo Chears

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Leo Chears at radio station WSIE

(Photo courtesy of the Leo Chears family)

We are sad to report the recent death of Leo Chears, "The Man in the Red Vest," a longtime jazz radio broadcaster. Recent articles and obituaries are available below.

This page is under construction. For additional information on Leo Chears please visit:


E-mail comments and inquiries about the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive to Therese Dickman at tdickma@siue.edu or call 618-650-2695.

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