Jess Cain dead at 81


Jess Cain, who retired from WHDH-AM Boston in 1991 after hosting the morning show for 33 years, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 81.

“While I have to admit that I didn’t always look forward to my daily job at Massachusetts electronics manufacturer, Raytheon Company, my drive to work was always made a considerably brighter by having Jess Cain at then WHDH radio as my morning companion. Jess’s humor, stories and songs made for very good radio listening and speaks volumes of what a real "morning show" was like – or good could be like,” noted long-time fan Dick Kozacko, who went on to his own career in the radio business after Raytheon and recalled those earlier years in an email to RBR/TVBR.