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Burton J. 'Burt' Shapiro, jazz and film expert

Burton J. 'Burt' Shapiro, jazz and film expert

Burton J. "Burt" Shapiro, who held various roles at WBJC-FM for more than 30 years and was a jazz and film expert, died July 20 of respiratory failure at Sinai Hospital. The longtime Pikesville resident was 68. "Whatever Burt was interested in, his knowledge was comprehensive," said Jonathan Palevsky, WBJC-FM program director and part-time announcer. "His knowledge of the golden age of jazz was encyclopedic, as was his knowledge of classical music, film, baseball and sports. He was very well-versed in these areas." The son of Joseph Shapiro, owner of Cambridge Iron and Metal Co., and Thelma Shapiro, a homemaker, Burton Jay Shapiro was born and raised in...

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