Oral History and Research Materials: Leo Chears
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.
Belleville News-Democrat article (01/04/2006)
Belleville News-Democrat article (10/08/1995)
St. Louis Post-Dispatch article (01/03/2006)
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Updated by Kristin Walker
January 6, 2006