He was 86, according to USAToday Network.
Levy’s warm tenor, easy-yet-pointed wit and genuine interest in the world around him entertained generations of Ocean County listeners as the area grew from a sandy outpost to a bustling community. Levy of Toms River applied his talents to a range of shows over the years, including the talker “Topic A” on Sundays and local sports broadcasts.
“He was a legend,” said Michele Amabile, disc jockey for WWZY 107.1 The Boss in Long Branch and a correspondent for Variety. “Growing up in Monmouth and Ocean county and listening to his sonorous voice gave inspiration to kids like me who wanted to have a career in radio. We all should be blessed to have the kind of career he had.”
Levy was inducted as a charter member into the New Jersey Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2012 and he’s a member of the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame. The Townsquare Media-owned WOBM 92.7-FM broadcasts out of the Bob Levy Broadcast Center in Toms River.
“His greatest attribute was his honesty,” Williams said. “He didn’t turn the mic on and pretend.”