Joe Franklin, ‘King of Nostalgia’ on NYC Radio, TV, Dies at 88

January 25, 2015 5:55 AM

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Joe Franklin, ‘King of Nostalgia’ on NYC Radio, TV, Dies at 88

Joe Franklin, an institution of New York City broadcasting and self-crowned “king of nostalgia” who bantered on radio and television with celebrity A-listers and D-listers alike, has died. He was 88.

He died on Saturday in a hospice in Manhattan, according to the New York Times, which cited Steve Garrin, his producer and longtime friend. The cause was prostate cancer.

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