He was known as “The Geator with The Heater” … “The Big Boss, With The Hot Sauce.”

Jerry Blavat led an extraordinarily healthy and fit life for most all of his 82 years and he had a work ethic that was second to none.

Blavat died on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital from the health issue effects of myasthenia gravis.

Blavat left behind four daughters and his longtime partner, Keely Stahl.

Not lost on us is the fact that Blavat passed away on "National Disc Jockey Day."

Jerry Blavat and Memories in Margate have confirmed:

Join us in celebrating the first Jerry Blavat Day at the re-opened Memories in Margate! The fun begins when we open at 4PM, with happy hour food and drinks! For every "Sunset on Amherst" cocktail bought, $1 will be donated to the Geator Gold Foundation. Stay for live music by DJ Joel Stephens at 6PM, followed by DJ Johnny Looch at 10PM! We are looking forward to seeing everyone!

Memories in Margate has also confirmed that:

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS! We are now on Opentable to reserve tables for happy hour & dinner!

You can use the link below to reserve:


Happy Hour Wednesday - Friday, 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Full Dinner Service: Begins at 4:00 p.m.

Blavat is well known as "The Big Boss with the Hot Sauce" and "The Geator with The Heater."

Blavat's extraordinary broadcasting career has lasted more than 70 years, a record of longevity rarely seen in the television and radio industries.

Blavat's career began in 1952 on the original Bandstand on WFIL-TV with Bob Horn and Lee Stewart.

Blavat was once comedian Don Rickles's valet and he served as national tour manager for Danny and the Juniors.

His radio career began in 1960 and by 1963, Blavat was syndicated in Atlantic City, Trenton, Camden, Pottstown & Allentown Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware.

What many may have forgotten about, or, never knew, Blavat appeared as a guest on a number of famous television shows:

  • The Mod Squad.
  • The Monkees.
  • The Tonight Show.
  • The Joey Bishop Show.

Blavat also appeared in the movies:

  • Desperately Seeking Susan.
  • Baby It's You.
  • Cookie.

Blavat had been a regular fixture in the Southern New Jersey Metro Market and Philadelphia for more than 60 years.

Blavat was also the decades-long owner and operator of Memories in Margate, New Jersey nightclub.

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