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Klavan is most known for his time as half of the morning program "Klavan and Finch." The program ran from 1952 to 1968; prior to 1952, Dee Finch had co-hosted the show with Gene Rayburn. Co-host Finch departed and Klavan continued solo until 1977. He wrote a biography in 1964, We Die at Dawn, that largely focused on the morning show. He followed it up in 1972 with Turn That Damned Thing Off, a book about the news media industry. In 1977 he moved to 710 WOR and left radio in 1980. He later became a commentator at WCBS-TV, a host for the AMC channel, and a columnist for Newsday.
Klavan's sons Andrew Klavan and Laurence Klavan are best-selling authors and screenwriters.
- New York Times Obituary
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- Arcane Radio Triva Bio
- Airwaves of New York Article
- WNEW, The World's Greatest Radio Station
- "Gene Klavan". blgofdeath. Retrieved 2009-02-04.