Jerry Love R.I.P.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Posted by: Tiffany Kelham
Boynton Beach, Florida • June 15, 2016
Worldwide Ticketcraft is saddened to announce the passing of its long time phone greeter and sales person Jerry Love. Jerry has been “the voice” of Worldwide for the past 17 years and his greetings made people laugh and smile no matter what mood they were in before they called. In his former careers Jerry was a music producer and disc jockey. He wanted everyone to hum a tune all day every day.
Erik Covitz, President of Worldwide Ticketcraft said, "Jerry was our friend, colleague, advisor, calming influence, cheerleader and maintained the most positive upbeat attitude of any individual I have ever had the pleasure of knowing."
Jerry joined Worldwide Ticketcraft in 1999, the year the company was founded. He ensured calls were answered by a person and not a machine. Jerry truly enjoyed greeting callers and often people would say, "tell me more about the wonderful guy that just answered the phone."
"Early in his career Jerry Love worked in the radio world programming WOR-FM and as “Jebadiah” on WNEW-FM in New York City. Love was one of the first free form D.J.’s syndicated on CBS-FM and all seven affiliates plus KALK in Oklahoma City.
He worked as the East Coast Director of A&R for Famous Music Publishing (a division of Paramount Pictures) for A&M Records. Love discovered Artists/Groups such as Living Colour (Epic Records), Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Mercury Records), Letters to Cleo (Giant Records), Four Non Blondes (Interscope Records), Paula Cole (Reprise Records), and many others. He Also worked with and/or signed artists and groups such as Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Supertramp, Humble Pie, Peter Frampton, The Strawbs, Chuck Mangione, Nazareth, and Fairport Convention.
In 1975 Love teamed up with Michael Zager. They began Love-Zager Productions/Sumac Music and went on to produce many hits with The Spinners, Michael Zager Band, Cissy Houston, Andrea True Connection, Ronnie Dyson, and Afro Cuban Band. Grammy and Oscar winning writers Doug James, Alan Rich, Alan Roy Scott and Jolyn Skinner were each signed by Love-Zager Productions/Sumac Music."