New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88.
“Joe went unexpectedly and passed away Saturday night,” friend and former producer Steve Garrin told CNN.
Franklin was a fixture on late-night radio and TV in New York. Over the years, he worked at radio stations WJZ and WOR and more recently at the Bloomberg Radio Network.
“The last two weeks were the first time he ever missed a broadcast in over 60 years,” Garrin said.
Born Joseph Fortgang in 1926, Franklin was a native of The Bronx, New York .