Tribute To Philadelphia DJ Jerry Blavat Is Coming To Atlantic City Area
Jerry Blavat was “The Geator with The Heater.” He was “The Big Boss, with The Hot Sauce.”
Blavat was a legendary Disc Jockey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Atlantic City, New Jersey area.
Blavat was a huge talent, who achieved a career in music that was measured by more than seven decades.
Blavat died (82 years old) at 3:45 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital from the health issue effects of myasthenia gravis.
Blavat had four daughters and his longtime partner, Keely Stahl.
Not lost on me was the fact that Blavat passed away on "National Disc Jockey Day." I don’t believe in coincidences.
Blavat's extraordinary broadcasting career lasted for more than 70 years, a record of longevity rarely seen in the television and radio industries.
Blavat's career began in 1952 on the original Bandstand on WFIL-TV with Bob Horn and Lee Stewart.
Blavat was once comedian Don Rickles' valet and he served as national tour manager for Danny and the Juniors.
Blavat’s radio career began in 1960 and by 1963, Blavat was syndicated in Atlantic City, Trenton, Camden, Pottstown & Allentown Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware.
What many may have forgotten about, or, never knew, Blavat appeared as a guest on a number of famous television shows:
- The Mod Squad.
- The Monkees.
- The Tonight Show.
- The Joey Bishop Show.
Blavat also appeared in the movies:
- Desperately Seeking Susan.
- Baby It's You.
Blavat had been a regular fixture in the Southern New Jersey Metro Market and Philadelphia for more than 60 years.
Blavat was also the decades-long owner and operator of the “Memories in Margate,” New Jersey nightclub.
There will be a great tribute to the life of Jerry Blavat, that is set for Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the Saint James Hall, located in Ventnor City, New Jersey.
All of the pertinent details are included in the photograph directly below.
Jerry Blavat led a colorful and extraordinarily life. It will be celebrated on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in Ventnor City, New Jersey.
”Clap Your Hands” … “Clap Your Hands” … “Clap Your Hands” … for Jerry Blavat, who is a Philadelphia and Atlantic City area legend.
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