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Hy Lit
Original name: Hyman Aaron Lit
Birth: May 20, 1934
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 2007
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Radio and Television Personality. Known to many as "Hyski", he was a legendery Philadelphia disc jockey and one of the pioneers of rock & roll radio. His career began in the 1950's and he worked on most of the popular radio stations in Philadelphia during his 50 plus years on the air, most notably on WIBG, WDAS and WODL. He was also the emcee for many shows in the Philadelphia area including shows by Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In the 1960's he hosted a dance party style show called Block Party on Philadelphia television station WCAU Channel 10 and also did a "Rate The Records" show on WNTA Channel 13 in New York. He later had shows called "Hyski A-Go-Go" and "The Hy Lit Show" which ran for seven years on WKBS Channel 48 in Philadelphia. The show was also syndicated into other television markets across the country including WKBG Boston, KBHK San Francisco, WKBF Cleveland, and WKBD Detroit. He continued as one of Philadelphia's most popular radio personalities after his television show was cancelled in the early 1970's. He spent 16 years with oldies radio station WOGL despite being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease but resigned from the station in 2005 as part of the settlement of an age discrimination lawsuit. Along with his son, he launched his own website and oldies radio show which was broadcast over the internet. He was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame in 2003. (bio by: Decal) 
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  Maggie Ann Lit (1949 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Originally Created by: Decal
Record added: Nov 17, 2007
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- Heavenly Realm
 Added: Nov. 17, 2016
As the anniversary of your death approaches, I reflect on what a wonderful man you were and how you changed my life. You will never be forgotten, Hyski.
- Sharon Hutchinson
 Added: Nov. 12, 2016
I, too, remember listening to Hy Lit on WIBG. It was a favorite of mine. Rest in sweet peace, HY. You are being remembered today for all the joy and music brought into so many lives. You will not be forgotten.
- susan emery
 Added: Jul. 29, 2016
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