Little Georgie Hack passes away at age 91

WBOC television and radio pioneer George Hack, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. He was 91.

Little Georgie Hack was a top entertainer on WBOC television and radio.

Widely known as “Little Georgie Hack,” the host was known through Delmarva in the 1950s and 1960s on Salisbury airwaves.

Hack hosted the “Dr. Pepper Teen Dance Party” live every Saturday afternoon with his wife, Julia. On Saturday mornings he hosted “Dr. Pepper Silver Dollar Man.”

During the show, he would call viewers and ask them how many Dr. Peppers would be in their fridge. Hack would award them a silver dollar for each soda, up to 10.

Viewers who remember the show say they would keep their fridges stocked with the soda every Saturday morning — just in case they were called by Little Georgie Hack.

Hack was also the morning show host from 6 to 10 a.m. In the 1950s, he was mainly accompanied by WBOC personality Lanny Layton and then in the 1960s with Tom MaGuire. The radio music format was popular adult favorites.

Hack also hosted numerous shows on WBOC-TV including “Eastern Shore Today,” a public affairs program that he created. And before his retirement, he hosted a Saturday morning show called the “Big Band Radio Show.”

Hack was friends with world-famous disc jockey Dick Clark. The two emceed a fundraising dance party in Salisbury many years ago.

Hack was born on Aug. 28, 1927, and grew up in York, Pa. After meeting his wife, George and Julie move to New Jersey. Just after having kids, the couple moved to Delaware before being offered the job at WBOC.

Mack also served in the Navy as a Seabee during World War II. He passed away at the Delaware Veterans Home in Milford at the age of 91.

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