Phil Blazer’s 50 Years of Jewish Broadcasting and Positive Activism

The Jewish Life Foundation is proud to honor Phil Blazer for his 50 years of Jewish broadcasting by creating a commemorative tribute journal highlighting his decades of positive activism and the journey that led to the creation of JLTV.

In February of 1965, Phil launched the first rhythm and blues radio station in the Twin Cities along with radio personality Wolfman Jack (aka Bob Smith).  That one moment in time changed Phil’s life and he began broadcasting his Jewish program. Over the years, the scope of his Jewish media enterprise widened with the expansion of his radio program, the 1973 creation of the National and Los Angeles Jewish News and in 1977, his television program. In 2006, Phil launched America’s 24/7 Jewish television network, JLTV, which can be seen in over 42 million homes 24/7 across all 50 states and Canada.

Phil has participated in several of the outstanding historic moments of modern Israel, such as broadcasting his program live from Radio Cairo and being present at the signing of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty at the White House in 1979. Highlights of his numerous activist projects include the rescue of hundreds of Ethiopian Jews in March of 1985 as well as his famed Skokie Sky Train bringing hundreds of Californians to Chicago to stand up against neo-Nazis. His mission to remind all of us that one person can make a difference underscores Phil’s career and passion for activism.

His mission to remind all of us that one person can make a difference underscores Phil’s career and passion for activism. 

Date: September 21, 2014

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