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Remembering Jess Cain

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From 1957, Jess Cain shook up the radio waves in Boston and beyond.

On the commercial AM station, WHDH, Cain made mornings fun. For 34 years, he entertained his listeners with songs, parodies, and skits. He was the first to do all that, and it made him a household name from Cape Cod to Canada.

Jess Cain died of cancer Thursday at the age of 81.

Today, we remember him...with two men who worked on Cain's morning show over the years. John "Pudge" Flynn was his engineer, starting in the 1960s, and Nick Mills joined as news anchor in the '70s.

These days, Nick Mills teaches journalism at Boston University and John "Pudge" Flynn treads the boards in theaters around Newburyport and Portsmouth.

This program aired on February 15, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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