Late Radio Legend Bob Levy Getting His Own Toms River Street
Shortly after our own Bob Levy passed away unexpectedly on March 1 of this year I began thinking of ways we could honor his memory outside of our studios and offices in downtown Toms River. While he was alive we had already dedicated the fourth floor (where the studios for 92.7 WOBM, Beach Radio 1160 & 1310, 105.7 The Hawk and 94.3 The Point) of what we affectionately call the Townsquare Tower, “The Bob Levy Broadcast Center” but I felt there had to be something else.
A few weeks later I reached out to Toms River Councilwoman Maria Maruca and asked about the possibility of ceremoniously naming a street near our office at 8 Robbins Street “Bob Levy Way.” Maria got the ball rolling and with support from other elected officials, the Township Council passed a resolution in the spring to name a street after the legendary broadcaster, who spent 50 years at WOBM and was best-known for his Sunday morning talk show Topic A which he created in 1979.
Tomorrow morning at 10:15 a.m. Toms River Township officials will host a special ceremony and unveil a street sign for “Bob Levy Way” on Robbins Street at Wilsey Way which ironically is across the street from us. I did not even know Wilsey Way existed but sure enough, it is the entrance to the Town Hall parking lot and as you can see it’s marked with a sign.
Tomorrow’s ceremony is open to the public and will include some brief comments from Toms River and Townsquare Media officials. Knowing Bob he would likely say it’s nice to have a street named after him but why couldn’t it be Washington Street where more people would see his sign.