Senior radio and television personality Yitzchak Shim'oni passed away, Monday evening, at the age of 87. His funeral is scheduled for 11:00, Wednesday morning, in the Yekirei Yerushalayim (Beloved of Jerusalem) section of the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in the capital.
Shim'oni founded the second channel of Israel's government radio or Hagal Hakal (The Lighter Station) as it was called, where he hosted "Three Men in a Boat" and "Treasure Hunt". On government television, he hosted quiz shows, including Israel's version of "Mastermind" and "Mishelosha Yotze Echad" (One Emerges from Three). Shim'oni won the Israel Broadcasting Authority prize twice, as well as the David's Harp prize for Israeli culture, and was named Yekir Yerushalayim (Beloved of Jerusalem) two years ago.