Toms River To Honor Radio Icon Bob Levy

Bob Levy (Photo courtesy Gary Gellman/Gellman Images)

TOMS RIVER – Earlier this year, Ocean County lost a true legend. WOBM radio personality Bob Levy died on March 1st from complications from a fall. He was 86. It happened on the 50th anniversary of the station he helped create. Now, Toms River Township plans to honor Levy with a special tribute.

Mayor Tom Kelaher and the Township Council in coordination with Townsquare Media, the owners of WOBM, will have a special sign dedication for “Bob Levy Way” on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:15 a.m.

Townsquare Media’s shore stations are housed in the former Observer building at 8 Robbins Street in Downtown Toms River. The unveiling will take place right outside on Robbins Street at Wilsey Way, right near the Town Hall parking lot across from the fire house.

In March, the Township Council passed a resolution to name the street in honor of Bob’s 50 years of service to the community.

I had a personal connection with Bob as I worked alongside him for many years. Read my memories of Bob in this special tribute.