It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of 92.7 WOBM's Bob Levy at the age of 86 from complications after suffering from a fall late last week.

Bob has been with WOBM since its inception in 1968 and has been an integral part of the brand’s popularity and success.

The original Sales Manager for 92.7 WOBM-FM, Levy also went on to serve as the Sports Director, General Manager and well known on-air personality with his show ‘Topic A’, one of Ocean County’s most listened to shows since 1979.

In 2012, Levy was inducted as a charter member into the New Jersey Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.  Levy is also a member of the Lakewood High School Hall of Fame and is the namesake of the Bob Levy Broadcast Center where all of Townsquare Media New Jersey Shore stations operate - a tribute to his years of dedicated service.

Recently, Levy teamed up with Ocean County philanthropist Jeremy Grunin to continue the very popular Topic A program.

In an odd twist of fate, Levy passed away on the 50th anniversary of 92.7 WOBM's inception, the radio station that he helped to build and maintain throughout the years. Only a few weeks prior to his passing, he had been in the studio reminiscing about the early days of the station and other memorable career moments.

Levy is survived by his wife Marianne, daughter Karen, and son Steven.

We will continue to keep you posted as more information becomes available.

WATCH: Bob Levy recounts the early days of WOBM

WATCH: Bob Levy receiving NJBA Lifetime Achievement Award