Jim Lange, the host of the famous show The Dating Game passed away at 81 years old.
"He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized." Lange himself once told the Bay Area Radio Digest that he loved the medium because "you don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or scriptwriters and all that." "Good radio is still the most fun," he said. Plus, you don't have to wear makeup and you don't have to shave." Lange is survived by a sister, five children, two stepchildren and four grandchildren.
Jim Lange also had a long career in radio, retiring in 2005.
His last broadcasting role was as the morning DJ for KABL-FM in the San Francisco Bay Area."As much as he's known for his television work, his real love was radio," his wife said.
The show consisted of the guests on one side of the stage, with a wall separating the other side.
On the other side would be the three potential dates who would then field questions and try to answer them as lasciviously as possible to get the audience to react.
The show usually featured a bachelorette asking questions of three bachelors she couldn't see, and ultimately choosing one to go on a date.