The legendary Philadelphia and Atlantic City area DJ, Jerry Blavat passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Jefferson-Methodist Hospital from the health issue effects of myasthenia gravis.

Blavat had four daughters, along with his longtime partner, Keely Stahl.

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

Blavat's extraordinary broadcasting career 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.

Don P. Hurley photo.
Don P. Hurley photo.

The co-executors of the Estate of Jerry Blavat announced late last night details about the sale of Memories in Margate.

This iconic establishment was the many decades-long entertainment home of The Geator, Jerry Blavat.

“Memories in Margate” has been a New Jersey Shore mainstay for more than 50 years (since 1972).

”Memories in Margate” is located on the bay at Amherst Avenue, the premier hospitality street bayside within Margate, NJ.

David Joel Stephens, the long-time Senior Producer and Production Manager for Jerry Blavat released the news of this sale on the “Geator After Hours” Facebook page late last night.

David Joel Stephens is “The Keeper” of the Jerry Blavat flame.

Stephens also confirmed that tribute events throughout the tristate area will be announced in the near future on Jerry Blavat's social media.

Regarding the process to sell “Memories in Margate,” Stephens wrote:

”We ask that proposals are submitted by May 19, 2023 by email to While there is no official asking price, all proposals, high and low, will be reviewed. Purchase will include the property, contents within the property, items from Jerry Blavat's one of a kind record collection, and naming rights - exclusions apply. All interested must complete a confidentiality agreement.”

“Please let us know if you have any additional questions by contacting us via


Stephen’s has advised that “The Estate has no further comment at this time.”

Except to say … “You only rock once!”

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