... passed away peacefully at about 1:40 AM on November 28. (1939-2009). He was surrounded by children and his 3 wives, sobbing and laughing while telling stories about Dad. He was incredibly loved, and his memory and spirit will live on in all of us. -- Will Trachman
He came into my life in 1975, back when he was just starting "Fruitbowl" and remained an influential mentor and confidant for all of the years since.
I was in Bakersfield and he was in Fresno. I worked for him as Country Editor of "One To One" and he worked for me at KEEN, San Jose.
To say that we were friends and I loved him would be an understatement.
He, his ideas, his values and so much more that he gave to me, live on in all of us who knew him.
Jay touched thousands of personalities around the world for more than three decades.
The same ethic Bill and Janet Gavin brought to music, Jay Trachman brought to the art and science of personality radio.
His concepts are heard all around the world even now!
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