PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You may not know his name, but you certainly know his voice. Longtime radio adman Dick Orkin has died.
Irv Stein never met Dick Orkin, but from the 1980s until 2010, Orkin’s voice helped to put Stein’s business, Keystone Motors, on the map.READ MORE: Jalen Hurts, Eagles No Match For Cowboys In 41-21 Loss In Dallas
“To this day when I am introduced to somebody and asked what I do, when I say Keystone Motors or Keystone Volvo, the people will invariably say, ‘We love your ads!'” said Stein.
Orkin’s Radio Ranch production company created some of Philadelphia’s most memorable commercials.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
“My personal favorite was ‘Talk, Talk, Sing, Sing,” said Stein.
He added, “The ads were not about selling a car. The ads were about getting our name known.”
And to that end, Stein says, they worked.MORE NEWS: EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
Orkin died Sunday in California after suffering a stroke. He was 84.