Philly Talk Legend Irv Homer Dies
June 24, 2009 at 8:01 PM (PT)
Condolences to longtime PHILADELPHIA talk show host IRV HOMER, who died WEDNESDAY night in BRYN MAWR, PA after suffering an apparent heart attack while speaking at EASTERN UNIVERSITY in nearby ST. DAVIDS. He was 86.
HOMER had been hosting most recently at PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING CO. Talk-Full Service WBCB-A/LEVITTOWN, PA weekdays 1-2p ET. The PHILADELPHIA native, nicknamed "EVIL IRV," owned three bars in the area before buying time for a talk show at the Rev. CARL MCINTYRE's WXUR; he then moved to WEEZ-A/CHESTER and, finally, BANKS BROADCASTING's Talk WWDB, where he joined the pioneering FM talker's lineup in 1975 and stayed until the station, under BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP management, flipped to 80's Oldies in 2000 (it is now Top 40/Rhythmic WRDW (WIRED 96.5)). He later joined WBCB and also did a SUNDAY night show at CBS RADIO Talk WPHT-A.