Irv Homer, the longtime talk-show host whose gruffness belied a soft spot for sick children, died tonight after he was stricken during an appearance at Eastern University in St. Davids.
His age is being reported at 86, but public records say he was 85.
Homer, who lived in Feasterville, fielded calls and sparred with listeners on WWDB from 1975 until its format was flipped in 2000. After that, he joined WBCB in Levittown -- hired by Merrill Reese -- and did shifts on WPHT.
Homer hosted an Internet show as recently as Wednesday, and was a contributor to Inside Story on 6ABC. He was a guest as part of a financial literacy series at Eastern, at which old friend G. Edward Griffin was speaking about The Creature from Jekyll Island, his book about the Federal Reserve.