Thursday, January 23, 2020

Goodbye Bill Shapiro

Friend of the blog who might have actually understood what this small place on the local Interests was all about . . . Here's a thoughtful obit and tribute to the longtime local broadcaster:

Bill Shapiro, Longtime Host Of KCUR's Cyprus Avenue, Dies At 82

Bill Shapiro, a Kansas City tax attorney by day who spent more than four decades hosting a Saturday-night radio program devoted to rock-and-roll, died on Tuesday. He was 82. "The name of the program is Cyprus Avenue, and I'm Bill Shapiro," he said each week in a deep, gravelly voice over the opening notes of the Van Morrison hit of the same name.