Nick Bazoo Memorial

New Orleanian Nick Ferrara, Jr. started his radio career in Cajun country as a 17-year-old at KXOR in Thibodaux, Louisiana, then quickly moved to WIXO in New Orleans in late 1973, doing the 7-12 PM night shift as "The Big Bazoo" from the station's Downman Road studios where JD did the midday shift. After a fabulous career in New Orleans (WIXO, WTIX, WNOE, WEZB-97, WCKW-FM, WLMG "Magic 102"), San Francisco (KMEL), San Diego, Pittsburgh, and other places, Nick retired to the Mississippi Gulf Coast just a few years before dying in an automobile accident on January 9, 2015 at the age of 59. His memorial service on January 17 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Mandeville, Lousiana produced a huge turnout of radio people from across the country. It was streamed and archived on the Internet, and the post-service celebration of his life was captured in a few photos here.

Nick Bazoo

Nick Bazoo, June 2, 1955 - January 9, 2015 (Photo from the 2013 Radio Reunion)

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Nick Bazoo

Stanley Beck & Kim Diamond

Allen Beebe & Scotty Mac

Ernie Kain & Bimbo

Boomer & Scoot

JD & Jeff Bennett

Robert Mitchell, Todd Bauer, and Scoot

Scoot & Bob Walker

Melanie & Scotty Mac

Weerd Wayne & Michael in the Morning

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