Bob Levy Steps Down From Mornings At WOBM-A/Monmouth-Ocean, Jeremy Grunin To Host Mornings
December 4, 2015 at 4:12 AM (PT)
TOWNSQUARE MEDIA News-Talk WOBM-A/LAKEWOOD-WADB-A/ASBURY PARK, NJ (NEWS TALK RADIO WOBM) morning co-host BOB LEVY, a longtime fixture on OCEAN COUNTY radio, is going into "semi-retirement" and will step down from the station's "BOB AND MARIANNE IN THE MORNING" after 18 years. LEVY was the first Sales Manager for AC WOBM-F/TOMS RIVER at its 1968 inception and hosted the weekend "TOPIC A" show while serving in management for decades, adding the AM morning show 18 years ago.
LEVY, whose last weekday morning show will air DECEMBER 18th, will continue to host "TOPIC A" on both AM and FM sides on SUNDAY morning. That show has been airing for 36 years. His wife MARIANNE, who has been co-hosting mornings on the AM with him, will continue to co-host "PREFERRED COMPANY WITH JOEL MARKEL," which will expand to 8-10a weekdays. TOMS RIVER community leader JEREMY GRUNIN will take over mornings 5:30-8a, beginning JANUARY 4th.
Market President DON DALESIO said, “BOB is synonymous with the WOBM brand, having made major contributions that built the heritage of both stations over his storied broadcast career. No one local on air personality has captivated such a large audience for so many years like BOB has. After 48 years, we are thrilled that he will now pull the throttle back, of course on his terms!”