Sadly, we learned that the well-known and beloved former BDN DJ Mickey Kaplan passed away on April 28, 2021 at the age of 93. His voice on the radio was for many BDN listeners like the sun of California, where he came from.
His profound knowledge of jazz made him the “jazz professor” on BDN, so to speak.
Mickey Kaplan remained connected with Vienna even after his BDN career and initiated collection campaigns for needy children in Vienna, for a long time.
Hence Mickey Kaplan was honored in Vienna (motivated by Felix Dillmann) with the “Goldener Rathausmann” in 1996.
Mickey Kaplan will forever be remembered by BDN listeners and his fans with his kind and warm nature.
“Keep jumpin'”, Mickey!