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Philly Mourns the Loss of the ‘Geator with the Heater’

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Philadelphia is mourning the loss of one of its greatest DJs, Jerry Blavat, known as the “Geator with the Heater.” He died Friday at age 82.

WHYY's Peter Crimmins reports the fast-talking personality with an encyclopedic mind attracted generations of fans.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 1/23/23)

WHYY’s arts and culture reporter Peter Crimmins first became interested in radio in the fourth grade, when he smuggled a contraband crystal-diode radio into the Boy Scout summer camp. Subsequent radio projects were more successful.