It was a celebration of WOBM yesterday as we celebrated the station's 50th anniversary. The same day, the same man who went on the air 50 years ago passed away. 

Bob Levy, a radio icon who I had the pleasure of seeing every morning for years and years. He was sarcastic, and the greatest storyteller ever. The listeners respected and loved him, and disliked him at times, but that's what being a true, great radio broadcaster is all about. I'll never forget the way our listeners always asked about Bob Levy when we were out. He was a fixture on Sunday mornings with his "Topic A" program. Many people young and old listened to his radio show, which he continued to do for many years.

He always had his newspapers, his coffee, and he liked reading the obituaries. You were always so interesting to me and your voice was the most recognizable we'll ever hear in Ocean County.  What an honor to work with you, Bob. Thank you for all you did for radio. You and Mare are a huge part of my heart.

Bob was just in-studio with us a couple of weeks ago as we were getting ready for WOBM's 50th anniversary. He loved his sweets. I was eating a lollipop and he really wanted one, but I didn't have an extra. Now I wish more than anything I had another one to give him.

RIP Bob Levy

(L-R) Shawn Michaels, Sue Moll, Marianne Levy and Bob Levy outside WOBM's former studios and offices on Route 9 in Bayville (Shawn Michaels,Townsquare Media)

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