Ken Jackson, who hosts "In the Mood," a weekly big-band show on WYPR-FM, also worked with Mr. Jaffee at WITH.

"He was my morning man when I joined the staff," said Mr. Jackson. "Ted had a wonderful personality and was an old school Top 40 DJ and he brought that patter to the big-band format after the station had changed."

Mr. Jackson recalled that Mr. Jaffee never tired of talking about New York's Paramount Theatre in Times Square, a movie palace that was also a major big-band venue during the 1930s and 1940s.

"Ted loved the Paramount and he loved talking about it. I think he lived there. He'd get very descriptive, especially for instance, in describing Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra," said Mr. Jackson.

"He'd describe the music welling up from below as the band rode an elevator to stage level with great smoke rings rising and the great curtain rising."

In addition to his radio work, Mr. Jaffee narrated many of the early NASA films and was a voice-over artist for many commercials, including those for Peoples Drug Stores, which he did for more than a dozen years.

He retired from WITH in 1986, and moved to Naples three years later. Mrs. Jaffee died in 1988.

He was an avid traveler.

Services at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery are private.

Also surviving are two other sons, James Jaffee of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Allan Jaffee of Colorado; three sisters, June Mastrian of Plainfield, N.J., Marilyn Jones of Ocala, Fla., and Barbara Horner of Westfield; and two grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com