I was sorry for your loss. I was a fan of Jerry Bishop during his Svengoolie days at WFLD in Chicago during the early '70's. He made my Friday nights more enjoyable with the bad movies and the jokes they would crack during the movie. I even met him once at a small hot dog stand in Half Day, Illionis but I was to "star struck" to say I recognized him. My condolences for your loss.
I met Jerry in Chicago and have never forgotten him, he always had time for people.
He was a major talent in Chicago radio and a wonderful man. I will miss him.
I did not know that Jerry G Bishop died. I was a fan of his. What Highschool did he go to and where did he live. So sorry that he is gone.
Roberta Phillips Goldin
I grew up in Cleveland and listened to his show every night during high school.
He and Jay Lawrence cracked me up.
Jerry G Bishop made me want to be a disc jockey so I
could have a much fun as he had on the radio, but when he hosted Screaming Yellow Theater, I realized that Jerry G could have a great time no matter where he worked - a great personality and a wonderful entertainer. God bless you, Jerry G Bishop
Jerry will be missed by all the viewers and listeners in San Diego and by all the other wonderful talent that he worked with throughout his memorable career. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Ah, for those memories of Jerry and the "Jaybird" while I was growing up in Cleveland! Thank you, Jerry, for helping me through those years and challenges.
So sorry to hear about Jerry passing. He was so great as Svengoolie and as a radio host. He was a legend and will be missed by many.
Had the pleasure of meeting Jerry G. many times and he always had the time for us. I will miss his hearty laugh and his warm handshake. My best to his family.
So very sorry to hear the news about Jerry. We send our sincere sympathy to Liz and the family. It's been many years but we still remember him fondly and our fun times together in Escondido. Sincerely, John and Priscilla Brenner
Only knew him via the airwaves, but was really saddened to hear the news of Jerry's passing. Grew up listening to him on KYW/WKYC in Cleveland during the 60's. Loved his creativity, whether it was reporting on the Beatle tours, hosting his local tv show 'Jerry G & Company, releasing his single 'She's Gone', counting down Beatle tunes or counting alligators durign Beatlemania. Thanks, Jerry, for the fond memories. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and family.
Rocked with Jerry G in Cleveland with my first transistor radio...had such a crush on the handsome DJ. May the love of God give comfort and the strength of God give peace to the family.
I have found memories or working with Jerry at the Greek Islands Cafe. And how he had such a great connection with the locals who came in to meet him. My prayers are with you Liz, Melissa & Chris.
I remember Jerry G has having given tremendous support of the Big Sister Program in the 80's when he hosted Sun Up San Diego.
Always a professional, always upbeat, a fun guy and a big talent. He will be missed.
I'm not sure if he was a better broadcasting personality or human being. It was probably a draw. I can honestly say I thought he was the best... and I loved my time working with him
We are so sorry to hear of cousin Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful man who loved life. He will be sorely missed especially by Liz, Melissa, Christopher, and Jessica.
Linda, Helge, George and Lorraine
Easy going and joyful, Jerry G. was the Leo Sun Prince of Sun Up. Wonderful memories.
My condolences to his family. I grew up near Chicago, and I am an original Svengoolie fan - even went to a mall as a teenager to meet him in person, and still have his autograph in my memorabilia - but also a huge radio fan when he was on WMAQ-Chicago. I would sneak a transistor radio into school, and listen every morning through an ear speaker. I never forgot his entertaining shows. He was a great personality, and I will miss that. RIP.
Love and prayers to the Ghan family from the Clune family.
I was so sad to hear about Jerry G's death. I worked with him at KPOP am 1360. He was extremely smart and such a quick wit. He was always doing something. He loved the New York Times crossword puzzle (in ink) and was always singing and humming. It was a great journey Jerry, thanks for all the fatherly advice and really good memories in the radio business. Love Julie Hosler aka Julie Tanner
A sad sad day for those of us who knew and appreciated your wit, your charm, your loyalty and your truly immense talent. Farewell old friend.
I grew up in Cleveland and during my high school days at Charles F. Brush high I never missed Jerry G. and Co.
Jerry was a true entertainer.
Jerry you were much admired by all of us restauranters who can after you.
thanks for taking time to share your experience and Here's hoping you famuly get a chance to enjoy carne Asada one for time becase as you know people amd restaurants don' last for eve
Owner the Gathering
Liz, Melissa and Chris, My Love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Jerry had the most kind eyes and warm smile I have ever seen and an extremely deep love for his family. We were all so lucky to have known him.
Jerry was a kind and compassionate man. I will never forget that he took the time to speak at my mom's funeral. It meant so much to me and my dad. My sincere condolences to Liz, Chris and Melissa. Also to Sylvia and all the other people at the Greek Islands Cafe and Asaggio.
I worked as a disc jockey from 1970 to 1980. I love music and have listened to the radio as long as I can remember. Jerry G. Bishop was as talented and as good of a disc jockey as anyone I have ever heard.
Maurice Barringer aka Mort Gilbert
To the Bishop family may god be with you and bless you all at this time. Rest In Peace Jerry Thank you for all those years of laughter,and excitement. Stay blessed. The Filippi Family ~ Berwyn
My thoughts and prayers to Mr. Jerry G.'s family. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bishop a couple of times out there and he was so kind. We enjoyed him on Sun Up San Diego and on the radio with all the old tunes. We have had very few people that made an impact with your kind of entertainment here in SD. I feel. Such a pleasure to meet you Jerry G. Many fond memories and I know many feel the same way. Such a loss learning of your passing today. Peace and blessings and RIP kind sir.
My condolences go to Jerry's family. I have fond memories of him on "Sun Up, San Diego" during the mid- to late '80s. Occasionally, I visited the show on behalf of the San Diego Humane Society with a weekly pet that was featured for adoption. He was always professional and very kind to me and the dogs and cats from our shelter.
Will never forget seeing and talking to you at a Cubs, Padre game at Jack Murphy in the early 80s.
As an incidental viewer of the 'Sun Up' show, I remember Jerry as a very engaging personage on the San Diego scene.
It was great working with Jerry on SunUp San Diego. He always lead me to beleive I was in charge. Will miss you... my friend!
I loved working with Jerry G. On Sun Up San Diego. His professionalism, friendship and rubber-chicken-charm will always remain with me. I will miss him.
My Prayers and thoughts are with the Bishop family. Bob Radder SDFD Retired
Rest in peace, Jerry. You were an original, and I was lucky to sit next to you. My love to Liz, Chris and Melissa, and to all who loved you so well. You will be remembered.
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bishop. To me, he will always be the morning man on WCFL in Chicago during the late 1960's. A very creative program. Thank you
I was stunned and saddened to read of Jerry's passing in this morning's newspaper. I became a big fan of his radio show on KYW and WKYC in Cleveland as a teen lad in the '60s. Jerry, of course, was a first-rate DJ and entertainer, but the effort he put into injecting zany humor into his prime-time Cleveland radio show, often with the help of quick-cut tape loops, cracked me up and kept me listening almost nightly. It was a golden era on that station, in fact, with other very funny radio folks, including Martin and Howard in the morning, and Jay Lawrence late-night. Jay and Jerry had a certain chemistry that always made their rare joint appearances on the air a laff riot. There was no laughter more infectious than Jay's uncontrollable, high-pitched giggles, which Jerry always seemed to be able to draw out of their ad-lib banter. Jerry's tours and subsequent reporting with the Beatles added a special element to that group's phenomenal history. Jerry and I crossed paths on only two occasions, both of them memorable. The first was back in Cleveland, in the heyday of his KYW show. A group of teens wrote Jerry G's name thousands of times in longhand and sent them in, presumably on a whim or just to get some attention. After Jerry mentioned them on the show, others started doing the same thing, earning a mention on air as they eclipsed the previous name-writers' total. This went on for several days. It made absolutely no sense. But two friends and I joined in and held the record for the number of handwritten "Jerry G's" for a couple of days. I believe our number was over 10,000 or so. Ridiculous! My two buddies and I received nothing other than the "fame" of having our names mentioned on air, but I was just nerdy enough at the time to consider that a thrill. After our notoriety faded, Jerry was gracious enough, after I asked, to take my buddies and I on a brief tour of the downtown Cleveland radio station, which, to me, at the time, was a thrill. I know -- pretty dorky. But at the time, I thought that was way cool. Fast-forward to San Diego in the early 1980s, when Jerry was working in TV and I was an editor for what was then a suburban East County daily newspaper, The Daily Californian. The newspaper launched a charity softball game pitting members of the newspaper's newsroom staff against staff at the El Cajon Police Department. The "Pigs-Pens Game," we called it. I will forever be grateful to Jerry, who agreed to be the P.A. announcer for the game in an El Cajon park. I can only describe him as among the finest of mensches for doing a charity gig at that small level, especially considering everything else he had going on in his life, and the great work he did for years for Easter Seals. It is not often that I blather on about a person like this, by Jerry, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Ghan, by any name, was a man who lived life to the fullest, had a great sense of human, loved and performed music and, especially, loved people and gave back often. He will be missed. My sincere sympathies to his loved ones. He usually signed off his KYW radio shows with a passage of the song "Four Strong Winds," performed live with his own guitar accompaniment. I want his friends and loved ones to know that I can hear Jerry singing and strumming that tune in my head this mournful morning as clearly as it was on AM radio in Cleveland.
I grew up in Cleveland and listened to Jerry G during the Beatlemania times. Will always remember his Ringo "bam-boom-bam"!! What wonderful memories!! Sympathies to his family and his fans.
Jerry G brought joy in to my Mother's kitchen, with his K-Pop radio show, playing all the songs she loved from her youth. My Mother is missed, so will Jerry G Bishop !
To Mr. Bishops family , my condolenses. I never usually write anything in guest books but thought I would share how he will always be remembered in my life and some of my friends as well. I live in Peoria IL and in the early 70s we had just aquired cable TV. We started watching Svengoolie and just cracked up at his wild humor, props and inside jokes. He had a small cult following here and we even dressed up like him on Halloween with long hair and striped pants. I just would like you to know that his memory and wacky improvisions will live on here in my household. Here is hope you will find peace knowing how he has affected many in a positive way with his humor and generosity.