"Here, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, mourns the death of Avi Etgar, presenter of 'Etgar's Selection' on Kan Reshet Bet and one of the veteran broadcasters of radio and television in Israel, who passed away tonight at the age of 76. Here we share in the grief of his family and his many friends," according to a press release issued Sunday morning by the broadcasting corporation.
In recent years, Avi Etgar has broadcast a weekly music program on Kan Reshet Bet, "Etgar's Selection", every Saturday, between 12:00-14:00. His last program was broadcast a week ago, ahead of Yom Kippur.
Etgar began his career at Kol Israel in the 1970s and led the legendary programs "What's Nine", "Hot Chocolate" and "Night Flight".
On Channel One, Israel Broadcasting had a challenge among the hosts of popular talk shows "Happy Hour" and "Reason to Party" during the 1989s. In <> he began presenting the humor and talk show "Saturday Night", starring Sefi Rivlin, Yael Amit and Eli Yitzpan. With the establishment of the Israel Broadcasting Corporation, Etgar continued to contribute his cultural wealth at Kan Reshet B.
Golan Yochafez, CEO of Kan: "The Israel Broadcasting Corporation mourns the death of Avi Etgar - one of the most prominent symbols of entertainment and music in Israeli public broadcasting from the <>s to the present, who passed through almost every possible station: from "Saturday night" and "Reason to Party
" to the personal music programs on Kan Reshet B, which have become one of the hallmarks of Kan's radio broadcasts on weekends. My father became one of the fathers of personal presentation on radio and television - with exceptional taste, immense musical and cultural knowledge, which he lovingly and generously shared with us all. May his memory be blessed."
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