Irv Homer was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Philadelphia. Irv didn’t plan to become the popular and controversial talk-show host he is today. He originally owned three bars in the Philadelphia area. He also spent a lot of time listening to and calling all the different talk-show hosts in the area and even described himself as a talk-show freak.
In the 1960’s Irv and some of his friends bought some air time on the controversial station WXUR. Irv and his friends were so popular with the audience that they bought more time and started a program called the Right, Center and Left. Irv was the Center. It was Irv’s job to listen to the view from the left and the view from the right and then throw both views out the window. The listeners loved it.
Irv went on to the station WEEZ in Chester. He had been calling the station so much to debate the moderators that the program director decided he liked Irv’s style and called him to offer him a chance to go on the air. The audience loved him. Of course, the station hired Irv.
Along the way Irv has been involved in many community and national projects. He has been awarded many times over for his generosity. One of his most special services is working for the Philadelphia-based Sunshine Foundation. The Sunshine Foundation grants the wishes of terminally and chronically ill children and their families by paying for vacations, trips or any special requests the children have. Irv is the national Vice-President of the Foundation emeritus.
In April of 1984, at the famed Palumbo’s in Philadelphia, Irv reached a special highlight of his career. The event of the year took place when a special roast was served to a delighted and fascinated audience. The roastee-Irv Homer! Many, many friends and devoted listeners were on hand for this truly wonderful and laugh packed evening. The event was sponsored by the Sunshine Foundation and all proceeds went to the organization.
Irv Homer is a man of and for the people. Known for taking the common man approach, his daily show is the jump off point for many of his crusades. Here also do the ideas and ideals of freedom, liberty and personal independence go out over the airwaves to the homes of many of his listeners. Irv wants to make you listen, Irv wants you to think and Irv wants you to act.
Irv Homer, also known as Evil Irv, can debate with the best of them and he knows his stuff! He is Irv Homer,
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