Disc Jockey for The Band Box, Richard Lagerman dies at 78

Rich Lagerman

RICHARD LAGERMAN, 78, on Nov. 26 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA. A broadcaster of classic jazz and pop on radio station WRDV in Hatboro, PA that covered the Delaware Valley.

He had a great love of music which he put to good use in his role as a disc jockey for his “The Band Box” program which was heard on Thursday evenings.


Lew Shaw started writing about music as the publicist for the famous Berkshire Music Barn in the 1960s. He joined the West Coast Rag almost thirty years ago and has been a guiding light to this paper through the two name changes since then as we became The Syncopated Times.  47 of his profiles are collected in Jazz Beat: Notes on Classic Jazz. Volume two, containing profiles from 2013-2016 will be available on Amazon soon. He taps his extensive network of connections and friends throughout the traditional jazz world to bring us his Jazz Jottings column every month.

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