Jazz 88 (J88): Thanks for the check-in, Barry...I mean Charger Jazz 88...ah...What should we call you?
Charger Jazz 88 (CJ88): Doesn't matter. Its all about Jazz..Jazz 88 and my beloved BOLTS!!!!
J88: When did you become a Charger?
CJ88: I became a Charger in 1960 when the team moved here after 1 year in LA. My Dad, Barry Farrar, Sr. played sax in the Charger band. He was a single parent raising 2 boys. He would bring me to the games...his gigs.
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J88: That's pretty young to be on a football team. How does the Jazz thing get connected here?
CJ88: My Jazz love came early also. Dad was a great jazz baritone sax player. He played with Mike Wofford, Don Sleet, and John Guerin just to name a few. He also took me to many non-Charger gigs early on. I met Basie and The 4 Freshman during the early years also. I went to a Kenton concert when I was 12.
J88: When did you start your other gig...you know, the one at San Diego's Jazz 88?
CJ88: I have been on air on Jazz 88 since 1980.
J88: OK, so I'm starting to suspect that you might not actually be in the employ of the Chargers. If not, then where does that super fan Charger Jazz 88 uniform come from?
CJ88: The Jazz 88 All-Stars have these number 88 jerseys.
J88: Tell us something we might not know about you.
CJ88: I bleed Blue and Gold.
J88: Well...that's not really tough to guess...go deeper.
CJ88: I followed the Bolts to the Super Bowl in 1994. The trip was funded by proceeds from a Charger Song I wrote and produced.
J88: I guess that Charger's gig doesn't pay all that well if you are funding your own trips to games. You really must love your Bolts! Thanks for the interview!