Irv Homer dies suddenly


Veteran Philadelphia area talk host Irv Homer collapsed on-stage Wednesday evening at Eastern University and died. He was 85.

According to KYW-AM, Homer had delivered the opening remarks for a program sponsored by WPHT-AM, also owned by CBS Radio, when he collapsed. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital of an apparent heart attack.

Homer’s long career began in the 1960s and took him to several stations in and around Philadelphia, including a long run on WWDB-FM, then one of the nation’s few FM talk stations. When it changed formats and calls, he found a new home at suburban WBCB-AM Levittown, PA, where he worked until his sudden death.