Watch Gene Shay, Dean of Folk Music Broadcasters, receive his plaque on the Philly Music Walk of Fame


Gene Shay, long time host of The Folk Show on WXPN, was honored yesterday with a plaque on the Philly Music Walk of Fame. Joining him at the ceremony were XPN’s Helen Leicht, Michaela Majoun, David Dye of World Cafe – one of Shay’s claims to fame is coming up with the name for that show – and Jerry “The Geator With The Heater” Blavat.

As any Philadelphia Folk Festival attendee would probably expect, Shay told some corny jokes in his acceptance remarks; but he was eloquently praised by his peers as well. See photos of the ceremony in the gallery above – including a shot of one of the other inductees, MFSB Orchestra featuring Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff – and watch a video below.



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