George 'Gilbert' Schumacher Dead At 76
April 14, 2008 at 6:45 AM (PT)
GEORGE SCHUMACHER, better known as GEORGE GILBERT, a long-time radio personality at WARM-A/SCRANTON, succumbed after a battle with cancer. SCHUMACHER, 76, was a member of the Sensational Seven, the "Radio Kings" of the late 1950s and early 1960s, reports THE SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE. HARRY NEWMAN, DON STEVENS, VINCE KEARNEY, JACK MURPHY, JACKSON GOWER and LEN WALLISON were the other original members of the Sensational Seven.
SCHUMACHER was a DJ and later PD and station manager at WARM. Many of his former colleagues remember him as the man who jump-started their careers in broadcasting.
"GEORGE gave me a break by hiring me in ’68. I’ll never forget him for that," said BOBBY DAY, a former disc jockey and sports reporter at WARM. "He was a wonderful guy to work with and a wonderful friend."