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WIYY
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City of license Baltimore, Maryland
Branding "98Rock"
"Classic 98Rock" (HD2)
"Indie 97.9" (HD3)
Frequency 97.9 (MHz)
(Also on HD Radio)
First air date 1958
Format Active Rock
Classic Rock (HD2)
Independent Rock (HD3)
ERP 13,500 watts
HAAT 288 meters
Class B
Facility ID 65693
Owner Hearst Corporation
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.98online.com
www.classic98rock.com (HD2)
www.indie979.com (HD3)

WIYY (97.9 FM, "98 Rock") is a radio station in Baltimore, Maryland, owned by the Hearst Corporation. WIYY broadcasts an Album Oriented Rock/Active Rock format that mixes music popular in the modern rock, heavy metal and classic rock genres. WIYY has broadcasted in this format since 1977. Image File history File links WIYY.jpg log of WIYY This is a logo of a radio station, network, corporation, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... The year 1958 in radio involved some significant events. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power (ERP) is determined by subtracting system losses and adding system gains to the actual electrical power output of a transmitter. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... HAAT is used extensively in radio, as it is actually much more important than power. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... A facility ID is used in the United States by the Federal Communications Commission to identify broadcast TV stations. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... A webcast is a media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Hearst Tower, in September 2006 The Hearst Corporation is a privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the companys holdings now include a wide variety of media. ... Album Oriented Rock, abbreviated AOR, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock music artists rather than singles releases. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Modern rock is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


WIYY shares a facility with sister stations WBAL (1090 AM) and WBAL-TV (channel 11) on Television Hill in the Woodberry section of Baltimore. Hearst-Argyle Television manages the two radio stations corporately. WIYY and WBAL are the only two radio stations owned by the Hearst Corporation. WBAL is a news/talk radio station located in Baltimore, Maryland. ... WBAL-TV (channel 11, DTV 59), WBAL-TV 11 is the NBC affiliate for Baltimore, Maryland. ... Television Hill hails from Baltimore, Maryland. ... Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ...

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History

The 97.9 frequency in Baltimore began as WMAR-FM, owned by the A.S. Abell Company, publishers of the Baltimore Sun and founders of WMAR-TV, Baltimore's first television station. Abell later sold the radio station, and the new owners changed its call letters to WFDS-FM and adopted a classical music format. The Hearst Corporation became the next owners of the frequency and retained classical music originally, while renaming it WBAL-FM. The calls changed to the current WIYY in middle 1970s when NBC started the ill-fated 24 hour national radio "News and Information Network". After about a year of all-news and no ratings, WIYY became "98Rock". 98Rock celebrated its 30th year of its rock format on March 28, 2007. The Baltimore Sun is the major newspaper in Baltimore, Maryland, with a daily press run of about 430,000 copies, and a Sunday run of 540,000 copies. ... WMAR-TV, channel 2, is the ABC affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland, owned by the broadcasting division of the E.W. Scripps Company. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the present. ... This article is about the television network. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Categories: | | | ...


Personalities

Since October 30th, 2006, mornings feature Mickey and Amelia with newsman Josh Spiegel. Longtime Baltimore morning radio personalities Kirk McEwen and Mark Ondayko left the company and started on WHFS 105.7 FM on February 1, 2007, taking over for the Sports Junkies. Mickey and Amelia is a local radio show that broadcasts out of Baltimore Maryland on WIYY, 98 rock (97. ... Josh Spiegel is a Baltimore radio newscaster known as The Most Unique News Guy in America. ... Mark Ondayko is a native of Middletown, Pennsylvania and has worked in radio since 1978 (at the age of 14). ... WHFS are the call letters for the FM radio station transmitting on 105. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Junkies, formerly known as The Sports Junkies, is a group of radio personalities based in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore market. ...


Former Newsman R. Edward Lopez died of lung cancer on 22 May 2005 at the age of 52. Lopez held the national record for longest tenure for a news man at a rock station. Jon Lieberman had been filling in for him during his illness. KML, as the morning team was known, has released a number of parody CDs. They are known for their interest in and knowledge of the local area. They briefly called it the "98Rock Morning Show" presently out of respect for Lopez. On August 22, 2005, the 98Rock Morning Show became "98Rock Morning Radio" and was joined by Spiegel, a former news commentator for Big O and Dukes and a 20-year radio veteran. R. Edward Bob Lopez (1953–May 22, 2005) was a newsman and morning radio personality on Baltimores 98Rock. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Digital Radio Mondiale conducted an extensive test of using the 11 meter (26 MHz) shortwave band for local digital shortwave radio broadcasts in Mexico City during July. ... former reporter, WBFF Fox 45 news in Baltimore former newsman, WIYY 98 Rock radio in Baltimore currently producer on Americas Most Wanted ... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sarah Fleischer follows from 10-3 daily; her shift includes the classic request Hair Ball hour. She is the only personality who has worked at the station from its debut as 98Rock in 1977. Sarah can also be credited with being the first Official Disc Jockey on 98Rock, as it was her that hit the switch under the (then) new rock format to play the very first song "Baba O'Riley" by the British rock group The Who. She has also been featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Teenage Wasteland redirects here. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ...


"Stash" (Steve Ash/Smith) is currently the afternoon show DJ, though he has worked just about every shift in his long tenure at 98Rock. He detests motorcycle sidecars and is knowledgeable about the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Stash is joined by producer Steph (former KML and KMS producer). The Eastern Shore of Maryland is composed of the states nine counties east of the Chesapeake Bay. ...


Stash has been "sidelined" since December 3rd, 2007, after a fall down some stairs at his home, according to DCRTV.com. According to WIYY Program Director Dave Hill speaking to DCRTV.com, Ash suffered a fractured skull, which resulted in bleeding on the brain. "This involves a very lengthy type of situation, to find out what kind of condition he is in. This is a very serious time for all of us. We have our fingers crossed."


For nearly a year there was no regular night show when Stash moved from nights to the afternoon slot formerly occupied by Mickey and Amelia. That changed when "Irresponsible Radio with Theo and Joe" debuted September 17, 2007. The nightly show will run Monday through Friday from 7PM-Midnight. It features former morning show regular and local comedian Joe Robinson and 93.5 'The Rock' Champaign/Urbana, Illinois DJ, Theo. Mickey and Amelia is a local radio show that broadcasts out of Baltimore Maryland on WIYY, 98 rock (97. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joe Robinson is a Baltimore, Maryland radio host on Irresponsible Radio with Theo & Joe that broadcasts on WIYY, 98Rock (97. ...

New Nighttime show
New Nighttime show

WIYY currently broadcasts the Baltimore Ravens games. Stash co-hosts the "Ravens' Last Call" Sunday post-game show with Joe Robinson City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... Joe Robinson is a Baltimore, Maryland radio host on Irresponsible Radio with Theo & Joe that broadcasts on WIYY, 98Rock (97. ...


Local music

98Rock supports local musical acts. Every Sunday from 11pm to midnight, the station broadcasts a show called "Noise In The Basement" which bills itself as providing air-time to the best performers in the Baltimore area. Noise in the Basement is hosted by Matt Davis.


Additionally, DJs will often invite local artists (and comedians) into the studio to chat about their music, upcoming shows or just to talk about whatever they want to (politics, religion, food, etc). Kelly Bell of the Baltimore-based Kelly Bell Band was a frequent guest on the KML/98 Rock Morning Show and now can be heard on the former afternoon-drive, current morning drive "Mickey and Amelia" show. Local artist Mary Prankster has also been a featured guest. Severn, MD-based band, Beretta Jane's new single, "Die 4 U" is now in regular rotation at the station, as well. Mary Prankster was a U.S. singer-songwriter primarily associated with Baltimore (now residing in New York) who played an intriguing blend of alternative/indie music with extremely frank lyrics. ...


Matt Davis also hosts on XM Satellite Radio's Boneyard channel 41 during the weekends. “XM” redirects here. ... Hard rock channel on XM Satellite Radio channel 41. ...


Podcasting

As of September 2005, 98 Rock is podcasting portions of its talk shows. A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. ...


HD Radio

98Rock offers two separate HD channels. HD2 will offer classic rock under the name "Classic 98Rock" and HD3 will offer independent rock under the name "Indie 97.9". Web streams for the HD channels are available on their respective websites. For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... Indie rock is a term used to refer to rock music that falls within the indie music movement. ...


Awards

In 2007, the station was nominated for the Radio & Records magazine Active Rock station of the year in a top 25 market award . Other nominees included WAAF in Boston, KBPI in Denver, WRIF in Detroit, WMMR in Philadelphia, and KISW in Seattle. [1] Radio and Records (R&R) is a weekly trade magazine that tracks radio airplay from the various genres including Pop, Country, R&B and many others. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... WAAF 107. ... KBPI is an active rock radio station based in [[Denver, Colorado. ... WRIF (101. ... WMMR is a rock radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting at 93. ... KISW-FM, Seattles Best Rock, is an FM radio station in Seattle, Washington at the frequency 99. ...


References

  1. ^ "2007 Industry Achievement Awards", Radio and Records, Sept 28, 2008. 

External links

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WIYY will broadcast Baltimore Ravens games in 2006.
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