Blavat will sit down with WXPN host, musician and producer Ben Vaughn to share his legendary record collection with radio listeners and tell the stories behind the music. Fans can expect to hear a mix of the old rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop, R&B and funk ’n’ soul that made Blavat a favorite among “yon teens” of all ages back in the 1960s.
“I grew up listening to The Geator, just like so many people here in Philly, and he has been a hero, role model and mentor to me for most of my life,” said Vaughn. “His incredibly deep love for music impacted the musical landscape of this city, and his staying power is phenomenal. There is no one else like him.”
“Jerry is a Philadelphia legend, and there just aren’t many DJs like him on the air anymore,” said Bruce Warren, WXPN program director. “We’re proud to honor his 50th anniversary and 70th birthday while exposing our listeners to a truly amazing collection of music.”
Tune in to “A Tribute to The Geator” on WXPN on July 3 and 5 or listen live worldwide at XPN.org/listen