"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,
& Tyme 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 & 70'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.
In Philadelphia, everyone smiles when they hear the Geator.

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