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Encyclopedia > Pierre Robert
Pierre Robert broadcasting on July 2, 2005 from the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.
Pierre Robert broadcasting on July 2, 2005 from the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia.

William Pierre Robert (born 1955) is a radio disc jockey who since 1981, has worked for 93.3FM WMMR in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most recognized rock music stations. Image File history File links - This is a picture of WMMR jock Pierre Robert, at the Live 8 Concert in Philadelphia. ... Image File history File links - This is a picture of WMMR jock Pierre Robert, at the Live 8 Concert in Philadelphia. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official Live 8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of benefit concerts that took place in July 2005, in the G8 nations and South Africa. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the City That Loves You Back, the Quaker City, The Birthplace of America Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WMMR is a hard rock radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting at 93. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


He is known as WMMR's most identifiable personality, and is often described as a hippie by many locals. Robert is also famous for addressing his listeners as "citizens", as well as saying "Great day in the morning!". Singer at contemporary Russian Rainbow gathering Hippie, occasionally spelled hippy, refers to a subgroup of the 1960s counterculture that began in the United States, becoming an established social group by 1965 before declining in the 1970s. ...


Radio Career History

Pierre Robert (pronounced "row-bear") began his radio career at 107.7 KSAN-FM San Francisco, one of the country's first progressive rock stations, Robert's hometown. When KSAN changed its format to an Urban Country & Western style in the early 1980s Robert assumed the on-air name "Will Robertson" for a brief period of time. The American radio station KSAN, better known as 107. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Progressive rock is a radio station programming format that prospered in the late 1960s and 1970s, in which the disc jockeys are given wide lattitude in what they may play, similar to the freeform format but with the proviso that some kind of rock music is almost always what is... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


Not long after, Robert moved to Philadelphia where he joined WMMR.


Robert has had positions at WMMR, which include mornings, overnights and middays. His current time slot is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. though his program frequently runs longer.


Features of his show include the "Coffee Break Break Music Marathon", "Pierre's Planner" and the Work Force Blocks where he plays 3 to 4 song blocks of a particular artist based on listener requests.


Robert also features the "Vinyl Cut", where he plays a track from one of the many vinyl records in the WMMR archive. The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (1967) as a 33 â…“ LP vinyl record A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove starting near the periphery and ending near the centre of the disc. ...


Robert has admitted that he does not follow Philadelphia sports. He typically refers to all Philadelphia sports teams as "The Boys in Blue" regardless of the actual team colors.


He remains incredibly popular with listeners because of his warmth, sincerity, genuineness, and ability to identify with his audience.


Throughout the the first 25 days of November 2006, WMMR will pay tribute to Pierre for his 25 years of service to the station.


External links

  • WMMR Website
  • Pierre Robert Interview Article
  • Philadelphia Weekly Article on 20th Anniversary with WMMR

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