Jack Horohoe, known as the gentleman broadcaster, died of coronavirus Friday, reports WIVB-TV4. He was 77-years-of-age.
He grew up in Ken-Ton and first worked as a DJ here back in the 1950s, then was hired by George Lorenz ‘The Hound Dog’ as his newsman.
His lifelong connection to radio stretched on for 49 years. Horohoe also spent decades as a real estate agent.
Most recently, he worked middays on WEBR radio. He returned to the air last summer after a 49-year hiatus. At the time, he told WKBW-TV, "I thought maybe it was time to go back on the radio." Horohoe radio career began in the 1960's with stints at WNIA and WBLK. In 1968 he began doing mid days for WEBR (then 970 AM).
Jack has never really been out of the limelight. Over the years he's done voice over work, commercials and numerous stage productions as an actor.