I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Tom Gavin. He had a a passion for radio like no other. I knew from FB that he had been in and out of the hospital in 2016.
I never really knew Tom except for the phone. I use to call his radio show when he was on Radio Fairfax (WEBR). You could tell he was very excited when I called. I think what excited him the most was the fact I called from Sacramento. I think the distance and the fact fans from all over listened to his show made him elated.
This is my funny Gavin story. I remember every November right before Thanksgiving, Don and Mike would go on a long vacation and they would not come back until after New Years. So during that time, The Don and Mike show would play best of material. WJFK has avery elaborate phone system. Don and Mike came back from vacation, and they were able to tell who called the station while they were on vacation. When they came back, they realized Gavin called over 500 times.