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WYSP
City of license Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Delaware Valley
Branding "94 WYSP"
Slogan Philadelphia's/Philly's FM Talk Station and 94 WYSP Talks!
Frequency 94.1 (MHz) (Also on HD Radio)
Format Talk/Rock
ERP 16,000 watts
Class B
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations KYW, WIP, WOGL, WPHT
part of CBS Corp. cluster with KYW-TV and WPSG
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.94wysp.com

WYSP is a hot talk/rock station full of assholes who fire good shows. Blah blah blah referred to on-air as "94 WYSP" that broadcasts on the 94.1 FM frequency in the Philadelphia area. The station's current format came about with the launch of Free FM. WYSP is owned by CBS Radio. Its studios are on the 9th floor of 400 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. The station's transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia. WYSP also serves as the flagship station for Philadelphia Eagles radio broadcasts. 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... 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. ... The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... 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. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... WIP is a Philadelphia radio station with an all-sports format. ... 98. ... WPHT is a CBS Radio station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania broadcasting on 1210 kHz. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ... WPSG, channel 57, is the CW-owned and operated station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... A webcast is a live 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 and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Hot talk is a radio format involving a form of talk radio geared predominantly to a male demographic between the ages of 18-49. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love endure Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Primary Free FM logo Free FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several FM talk radio stations in the United States owned by CBS Radio, created because of Howard Sterns departure to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Center City District, highlighted on a map of Philadelphia County. ... Roxborough is a neighborhood in the Northwest Philadelphia section of the United States city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


History

In Philadelphia, FM frequency 94.1 began as WIBG-FM, the sister station of WIBG-AM, and basically simulcast the AM top-40 station until the mid-1960s. By this time, WIBG-FM experimented with an "underground", prerecorded type of rock music without announcers. WIBG is a religious radio station from Ocean City, New Jersey. ...


In 1968, Storer bought the station and shut it down while attempting to get permission for an increase in transmission power. WIBG-FM was a restricted class B station at the time, limited in range to avoid interfering with another station on 94.1 FM in Sunbury, PA. During 1969, the WIBG call was changed to WPNA, but only on paper, since the station was still dark. Having been unsuccessful in getting the Sunbury station to agree to a FCC waiver, Storer sold WPNA to SJR Communications. (SJR stood for "San Juan Racing", referring to the company's lone US holding: a racing track in San Juan)


SJR changed the call letters to WYSP ("Your Station in Philadelphia"), and quickly made a deal with the Sunbury station that allowed WYSP to increase its power. The station became a full class B, with a non-directional 550 ft. antenna resulting in 39,000 watts effective radiated power (ERP). On August 23, 1971, WYSP went on the air. The format consisted of live announcers playing big-band and easy listening music from half hour long reel-to-reel tapes that were produced in-house. The WYSP studios were located in the Suburban Station Building at 16th and JFK Parkway in Philadelphia. A new RCA transmitter and circular polarized five-bay Gates antenna was installed at the transmitter site. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 235th day of the year (236th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


At 6am on Monday, August 6, 1973, WYSP abruptly stopped playing big-band music and started playing album-oriented rock (AOR). The entire announcing staff was fired (despite attempts to unionize) and five new announcers were hired, including Tom Straw and Dean Clark. The music included popular cuts from albums by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Chicago, and Crosby Stills and Nash. Radio consultant Kent Burkhart was called in and along with Lee Abrams helped to develop and refine the format. is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Crosby, Stills & Nash, also Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when including occasional fourth member Neil Young, are a folk rock/rock supergroup. ...


In 1974, WYSP became Philadelphia's "quad" station, piping its audio through a Sony Quad encoder, which provided "ambience" effects to the rear channels of the handful of quad radios in the market. Due to a compatibility problem with regular mono radios, and a lack of interest from the listening public, the quad encoder was quietly dismantled in 1976. Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WYSP became the nation's very first "classic rock" station in January of 1981, when then-Program Director and midday jock Dick Hungate teamed up with station consultant Lee Abrams to more effectively compete with two traditionally-programmed and very entrenched competitors...WMMR and WIOQ. The actual on-air describer "classic rock" was thought of in a strategy session at WYSP's then One Bala Plaza offices, in which other adjectives such as "timeless" and "vintage" also were discussed by Hungate and Abrams. In this pre-PC age, it fell upon Hungate to create the universe of all-old-rock tracks based upon his previous Philly experience as MD of WMMR in 1978-79, using metal file boxes and color-coded 3 X 5 index cards to manually rotate within each age/strength category the on-air playlist. 'YSP would abandon that approach for all new hard rock, only to try classic rock once again a few years later (but, ultimately, to switch back to a current, hard-rock format once and for all). For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... WMMR is a rock radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting at 93. ... WIOQ, known as Q102, is a CHR/Pop radio station which is broadcast in the Philadelphia area. ...


WYSP was ultimately purchased by Infinity Broadcasting. Infinity merged with CBS in 1996. CBS already owned WMMR, and the Infinity merger left CBS one station over the FCC's ownership limit of the time. WMMR was sold to Greater Media. This left empty space at the KYW-AM-TV studios on Independence Mall, which served as the headquarters for CBS' broadcasting operations in Philadelphia. On April 5, 1997, WMMR and WYSP switched studios. WYSP moved downtown to 5th and Market Street near Independence Mall in Philadelphia and WMMR moved out to Bala Cynwyd. In 1977, the transmitter site was also moved to its present location in Roxborough. The Fox & Leonard Morning Show (Sonny Fox & Bob Leonard) was the first 2-man morning show on AOR radio. CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


During the late 1990s and early 2000s, the station gradually added or tried out several talk-intensive or talk-based shows during the daytime hours. The shows were a mix of locally based and nationally syndicated programs, such as Opie and Anthony and Don and Mike. While some shows proved successful in their time slot, the station did not retain many, with only a few incarnations of the locally produced shows still on WYSP. Shows that were dropped were usually replaced by the music format. Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... The Don and Mike Show is a nationally syndicated radio talk show hosted by Don Geronimo and Mike OMeara. ...


October 25, 2005, the station switched to the Free FM format. This has evolved into the station having a talk format from 2AM Monday to 2AM Saturday, with a music format during the weekends, including special programming. Even though it is a Free FM station, WYSP still plays rock music that tends to lean towards the metal side of rock, as they play artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, and System of a Down. is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Primary Free FM logo Free FM is the moniker and on-air brand of several FM talk radio stations in the United States owned by CBS Radio, created because of Howard Sterns departure to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006. ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... For the bands self-titled album, see System of a Down (album). ...


The station also featured the syndicated Howard Stern morning show until his move to satellite. Philadelphia was the first city that syndicated Stern. It is also the official award winning broadcaster of Philadelphia Eagles games. As of April 2006, the station carries Opie and Anthony's syndicated talk show in the morning, as Stern moved to Sirius Satellite Radio. This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


At 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 16, 2007, WYSP nighttime D.J. Jacky Bam Bam signed off at the station's previous 5th and Market Street studio (also shared with KYW-AM, KYW-TV, and WPSG-TV) before switching over to the new studios located on the 9th floor at the new 4th and Market studio (KYW-AM is also located in the same building, but on the 10th floor). The first all-talk broadcast (the 9 A.M. Barsky Show) occurred on March 19, 2007 with minor, but correctable problems. March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... KYW-TV, channel 3, is a television station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, owned by the CBS Corporation and affiliated with the CBS Television Network. ... WPSG, channel 57, is the CW-owned and operated station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Paul Barsky is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania talk radio personality. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


On November 20th, 2006 WYSP added the Scotty and Alex Show to replace Couzin Ed. While they continued to play music, it was obvious that the new show was brought in to be a talk-based replacement. On April 17th, Scotty and Alex stopped playing music and WYSP began to carry the syndicated Loveline and John and Jeff shows, effectively ending music programming during weekdays. Category: ... Loveline is a syndicated radio call-in program in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners, often with the assistance of guests, including actors and members of popular bands. ... John and Jeff are a pair of radio talk show hosts based in Los Angeles, California. ...


During the week of June 18, 2007, the use of the "Free FM" title was ended during broadcasts, and new imaging was slowly rolled out which referred to the station as both "94-1 WYSP" and "94 WYSP". During the week of June 25, their current logo was unveiled on the station website, effectively wiping clean any trace of "Free FM" from the station's identity. On August 13, during the first "Eagles Radio" broadcast of the year, new imaging began to refer to the station as "Philadelphia's FM Talk Station", a nickname also being used by corporate sister station KLSX in Los Angeles. is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... KLSX 97. ...


The September 12, 2007, "announcement" that WYSP had released most of their talk shows was a hoax. Opie and Anthony, Kidd Chris, The Barsky Show, Matt and Huggy, and Scotty and Alex will all remain on the station. WYSP has not announced any specific format changes. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul Barsky is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania talk radio personality. ... Category: ...


Competition

Today, WYSP's main competitor in the Philadelphia market is full-time rock station WMMR, which broadcasts on the 93.3FM frequency, and like every other rock station on the planet, plays the same modern-schlock songs on endless loop. WMMR features the popular Preston and Steve morning show, and is generally regarded as one of the nation's leaders in mainstream rock formatted stations. Upon the return of Opie and Anthony in April 2006, WYSP sent WMMR some flowers with a card saying: "Congratulations on your last good book." WMMR responded by putting them in the men's room. WMMR is a rock radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting at 93. ... The Preston and Steve show is a morning radio comedy and variety broadcast on Philadelphia mainstream rock station 93. ...


Music competition between the two stations is not nearly as intense as it was during the 1980s and 1990s, when both stations were considered among the best rock music stations in the nation. In a rare moment of insight, WYSP awakened to the horrid tedium associated with being a rock station and made the ingenious and bold switch to talk radio, consciously surrendering its leadership as a rock music station to WMMR, which continues to be viewed as a pioneer in rock music broadcasting (as if there was such a thing). WYSP's all-talk format featured genuinely entertaining shows such as the Barksy Show, Matt & Huggy, Kidd Chris, and Scotty & Alex.


Presently, the two stations still compete for rock music listeners during the weekends (and evenings, until April 17th). One prime example is the former rival evening 10pm segments, during which WMMR plays their "Ten at Ten", a segment of songs by the grunge music band Pearl Jam. This was done in response to WYSP's "Mandatory Metallica", formerly at 10pm before moving to 11pm until it ended on April 16th, 2007. It featured a segment of Metallica songs. In some respects, the 10pm segments also represent their listenerships, with WMMR appealing to listeners that enjoy a broad range of rock music, including acoustic rock, while WYSP appeals more to current and contemporary music fans. “Grunge” redirects here. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


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