(CNN) — Longtime New York City radio and television personality Joe Franklin has died. He was 88.
"Joe went unexpectedly and passed away Saturday night," friend and former producer Steve Garrin said.
Franklin was a fixture on late-night radio and TV in New York, working at WJZ and WOR, and recently at the Bloomberg Radio Network.
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"The last two weeks were the first time he ever missed a broadcast in over 60 years" Garrin said.