February 24, 2005

The End of Y-100

It seems like every year, at least one of the Philadelphia rock stations changes format. They usually go to a jazz/R&B or rap format...like Philly doesn't have enough of these! But this usually isn't too bad, there are always at least a couple new rock stations floating out there.

For over 10 years, there have been three rock & roll standbys in the Philadelphia market:

93.3 WMMR - oldest and perhaps best in this market, over 25 years of classic and new rock.
94.1 WYSP - also very good, plus they've been simulcasting Howard Stern in the morning for over 15 years.
100.3 WPLY - known as Y-100, Philly's alternate rock station.

Now Y-100, an established part of the Philadelphia rock & roll firmament, has changed format. At midnight tonight it switches over to The Beat, which is moving from 103.9.

For anyone from the area, here is an article about the change and a link to an online petition (click link in step 1), which I've already signed.

One last bit, Preston and Steve (the morning guys from Y-100) are moving to WMMR in August. So if this cloud has a silver lining, it's that MMR will finally have a good morning show again!


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