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Host of AM Radio's Longest-Running Daily Talk Show To Retire

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New Jersey radio personality Seymour 'Pinky' Kravitz on the beach in Atlantic City.

Pinky Kravitz, an Atlantic City icon who started his broadcasting career in 1956, bids farewell to New Jersey's WOND and his faithful listeners.

In southern New Jersey, he's been known as "Mr. Atlantic City" for nearly six decades, but Pinky Kravitz, who started his broadcasting career in 1956, will soon be off the air. 

Longport Media announced on Wednesday (Aug. 27) that the beloved AM talk show host will retire. A staple on WOND-AM 1400, where he's helmed "Pinky's Corner" in a variety of time slots since 1958, Kravitz is regarded as the longest-running host of a daily radio talk show. Over the years, he has interviewed scores of notable subjects including presidents and movie stars. In 2012, he was inducted by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association into its hall of fame as the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Speaking to the Atlantic City Press, his son Greg Kravitz described “generations" of local residents who grew up tuning into "Pinky's Corner" when it was broadcast from 9 p.m. to midnight. "Mothers who listened to him became grandmothers; the kids became mothers and had kids. Everyone went to sleep with Pinky."

Another son, Jeff Kravitz, went on to have a successful career in the industry as a noted music and celebrity photographer and the founder of photo agency FilmMagic

The 88-year-old Kravitz has been recuperating since May when he underwent heart surgery, reports the Atlantic City Press, which also quotes Longport Media President Dave Coskey bidding a fond farewell: “Pinky may be leaving our air physically, but he will always possess a special place here at WOND and in the hearts of his many listeners throughout South Jersey.”

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