"THE GEATOR WITH THE HEATER" JERRY BLAVAT
GEATOR GOLD RADIO NETWORK
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 10PM - MIDNIGHT (est)
"The last bastion of doo-wop culture in a McDonalds world."
These words were written about Philadelphia, but they apply equally to
Philadelphia's legendary radio personality JERRY BLAVAT - The "Geator
with the Heater", The "Boss with the Hot Sauce."
This unique show business
personality is still going strong and now as much a Philadelphia institution
as a cheesesteak or the Academy of Music
During a career spanning seven decades, Blavat has done it all. He's been a
dancer, a record producer, and nightclub owner.
He's launched television
shows, including the nationally syndicated Discophonic Scene and Jerry's
Place in the 1960s, has appeared in movies such as Desperately Seeking
Susan and Cookie.
Jerry Guest starred on The Monkees &
The Mod Squad, has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,
the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame, and the Broadcast Pioneers
Hall of Fame.
And what drives him first and foremost is his passion for
music and the listeners he's always put first.
Jerry has a successful night club outside Atlantic City called Memories in Margate,
now in its 48th year.
He has regular radio shows on WXPN 88.5 in Philadelphia,
WVLT 92.1 in South Jersey, WTKU Kool 98.3 FM and WOND 1400 AM in
Atlantic City, WBCB 1490 in Bucks County and Trenton,
102.9 WTYM an internet radio station in Lutz,Florida. Plus, he has scores of sold-out live dance events and
concerts every year in the Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware tri-state area
and all over the country, including his celebrated annual oldies reviews at the
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Jerry is more
popular than ever.
His list of friends throughout the years, a Who's Who in
show business including not only Sammy Davis and Dick Clark, but Frank
Sinatra, Don Rickles, Frankie Valli, Dionne Warwick, Little Richard, Fats
Domino, Berry Gordy, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and other show
business legends, is a tribute to who Jerry Blavat is and what he stands for.
To try and describe Jerry Blavat would be impossible without seeing him in
person or listening to him on the air. Decades after other stations shackled
their DJs to a limited playlist and a tight, canned format,
Blavat still plays
what sounds good to him from the Geator Gold vault of classic doo-wop,
R&B, Acappella, Motown, and Philadelphia-area dance hits of the 50's, 60's
Interspersed with his encyclopedic and personal knowledge of the
music and its writers, producers, and performers. What holds it all together
is the unique on-air personality of the man himself.
Now celebrating his 60th
year on radio and 66th year in show business, Jerry Blavat long ago
transcended the medium. Describing him as a "Radio DJ" is like describing
Abraham Lincoln as a politician from Illinois. Today he's not only a national
broadcasting legend but a true cultural icon of the City of Brotherly Love, as
recognizable a symbol as Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell.
Philadelphia, everyone smiles when they hear the Geator.