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Hy Lit

Born: May 20, 1934, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: November 17, 2007 (73), Paoli, Pennsylvania

Hy Lit - Trivia powerd by ABEHy Lit, born "Hyman Aaron Lit", was a Philadelphia-area DJ from the 1950s until 2005.

What do you know about Hy Lit? Try this Rock & Roll Heaven Quick Quiz.

1. In his 50 year career, Hy Lit broadcasted from WIBG-AM, WDAS-AM/FM, WKBS-TV, WIFI, WSNI/WPGR, KPOL, WKXW, among many others. His last station was WOGL, where he broadcasted from 1989 until his resignation late in 2005.

  • Fact or Myth?

2. Hy dominated AM radio from the late 50's through the 60's as one of WIBG's "Good Guys," as his "Hall of Fame" show drew an unheard of market share before or since. What was the market share?

  • 33 market share
  • 55 market share
  • 71 market share

3. Around 1978, Hy Lit moved to California after a brief but successful stint with a organization before once more returning to the Philadelphia area. What was the organization?

  • LA Dodgers
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Disney

4. In 1977, when WIBG went off the air forever, he was the last DJ on the air.

  • Fact or Myth?

5. In 1989, Hy moved to a new station, in 1989, hosting the highly-rated "Top 20 Countdown" on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in addition to his weekday afternoon shift. What was the station?

  • WOGL-FM
  • WCRM-FM
  • KKBG-FM

6. What year did his wife Maggie (Russo) die?

  • 1985
  • 1995
  • 2000

7. Who was "Hyski O'Rooney McVoutie O'Zoot"?

  • Orson Welles
  • Hy Lit
  • Jerry Blavat

8. Hy Lit, station WOGL, and CBS Broadcasting settled the three-year health and age-discrimination lawsuit, under the condition that Hy Lit retired from the station. Hy did his last “Hy Lit Hall of Fame Show" radio show. What was the date?

  • December 11, 2005
  • January 11, 2006
  • February 6, 2004

9. He died at 12:30 pm at Paoli Memorial Hospital> What was t he cause of death:

  • Kidney failure
  • Heart failure
  • Lung cancere

10. Where is Hy Lit buried?

  • Norris City Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
 
 
 
 

Hy Lit Answers

  1. Fact
  2. 71 market share
  3. Harlem Globetrotters
  4. Fact
  5. WOGL-FM
  6. 2000
  7. Hy Lit
  8. December 11, 2005
  9. Kidney failure
  10. Angels on your pillowWest Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

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