WMMR's major Philadelphia area competitors in the late 1960s were WIFI (92.5) and WDAS-FM (105.3). WIFI later switched to a Top-40 format, followed by a change to a country music format with an accompanying change in call sign to WXTU. Later in the 1970s, two other Philadelphia radio stations became competitors: WYSP (formerly WIBG-FM) and WIOQ.WYSP later became classic rock before it switched to a sports format and call sign change to WIP-FM in the Fall of 2012, while WIOQ is now a Top 40 (CHR) radio station.Read more More than 160 people attended this year’s Justice in Action luncheon on Friday, February 10 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which raised a record-breaking ,000 in support of Mazzoni Center Legal Services. Read more Yesterday the Trump administration made it official: it is backing away from protecting the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming youth to fair treatment in America’s schools.
" They used to go by the slogan "The Big Murmur in the Heartbeat of Philadelphia.".
In the 1970s, during its early years as a free form "progressive rock" station the dominant slogan was simply "At 93 point 3 FM, You're listening to WMMR, Philadelphia...
- 6 a.m.), was produced by then Production Director, Paul Messing. Owned by Pennsylvania Broadcasting Corporation, it simulcast the programming of sister station WIP (AM), which was middle of the road (MOR) music.
On November 1, 1943, the station was assigned the WIP-FM call sign.
Beginning in 1968, WMMR began adopting a progressive rock format, similar to that of several Metromedia-owned stations including New York's WNEW-FM (these two stations had a close relationship, ran the similar promotions, and sometimes featured each other's disc jockeys on the air) and Cleveland's WMMS.
KMET in Los Angeles and KSAN in San Francisco were also part of the Metromedia chain and followed similar paths in the 1960s. His show, dubbed The Marconi Experiment, debuted on April 29, 1968.
The Radio Station." Vintage station IDs with "The Radio Station" slogan can still be heard from time to time on WMMR.
This series, along with the overnight hours of programmed music known as "OPUS" (2 a.m.
Other alumni include two National Public Radio hosts: David Dye, still a local radio personality and host of the syndicated World Cafe, and Nick Spitzer, now a New Orleans resident and host of American Routes.
John De Bella was the morning drive disc jockey of most note, alongside news man and sidekick Mark "The Shark" Drucker (later of KYW AM), while some WMMR jocks such as Dave Herman and Carol Miller would later become more famous on New York stations.
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