Watch Gene Shay, Dean of Folk Music Broadcasters, receive his plaque on the Philly Music Walk of Fame - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Gene Shay, long time host of The Folk Show on WXPN, was honored yesterday with a plaque on the Philly Music Walk of Fame. Joining him at the ceremony were XPN’s Helen Leicht, Michaela Majoun, David Dye of World Cafe – one of Shay’s claims to fame is coming up with the name for that show – and Jerry “The Geator With The Heater” Blavat.

As any Philadelphia Folk Festival attendee would probably expect, Shay told some corny jokes in his acceptance remarks; but he was eloquently praised by his peers as well. See photos of the ceremony in the gallery above – including a shot of one of the other inductees, MFSB Orchestra featuring Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff – and watch a video below.

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