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WYSP 94.1 FM Changes Format, A Philadelphia Legend Gone
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/02/11 6:23 pm | updated: 09/02/11 6:23 pm
 
Philadelphia radio station WYSP-FM 94.1 is gone. Owner CBS has decided that the Philadelphia rock radio legend is no longer a worthwhile format to occupy the 94.1 FM frequency in the City of Brotherly Love. Instead, the powerful FM channel will be turned over to its AM sports talk sister station WIP.

After programming rock music for decades, native Philadelphia rock fans are mourning the loss of another FM music outlet to a talk format. Sure, business is business and it's all... Read More
 
 
News
WYSP Final Hour
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 09/02/11 11:24 am | updated: 09/02/11 11:24 am
 
Two weeks of saying goodbye wrapped up this afternoon. WYSP's rock formatted signal will now be the home of sister station, sports talk WIP, and will now be called Sports Radio 94 WIP.

The final two weeks of WYSP included many listener phone calls offering well wishes, as well as calls from some of rock's greatest, including Jon Anderson of Yes, and Alan Parsons.

Former jocks from the 70s like Denny Somach, through the 90s, like Couzin Ed, were on-air this week... Read More
 
 
Culture
Why Change 94.1 WYSP FM to WIP; Ultimate Demise of WYSP
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/01/11 10:26 pm | updated: 09/02/11 11:03 am
 
94.1 WYSP is just one of a growing number of music FM stations that have followed AM's path to spoken word. In August, newly formed Merlin Media flipped 2 FM Alternative Rock stations 101.9 WRXP in New York and 101.1 WKQX in Chicago to All News. CBS has already changed 8 FM music stations to Sports Talk over the past 4 years, 610 WIP going to 94.1 will be #9. Right here in Philly, Greater Media turned Contemporary Hits station Now 97.5 into The Fanatic, simulcasting 950 WPEN in October 2009.... Read More

 
 
News
Arlene Ackerman's Mouth May Cost Her Money
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 09/02/11 5:04 am | updated: 09/02/11 5:04 am
 
Arlene Ackerman may have put her payday at risk by opening her mouth on the radio and criticizing Philadelphia school officials. Her $905,000 separation agreement stipulated she would not make malicious public comments or disseminate any private information about the School Reform Commission. Yet, three days after she was out, Ackerman lambasted CFO Michael Masch on WURD-AM. With $500,000 of public money at stake, she could be in violation of her exit agreement and risks losing the money.Read More
 
 
Sports
Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader Calendar App
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 09/01/11 8:00 am | updated: 09/01/11 8:00 am
 
The Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders are going where no NFL team has gone yet. The annual cheerleader calendar will have a mobile app coming soon.

Because of the NFL lockout, there was no springtime calendar shoot. Next week, the squad will be bikini modeling for this year’s photos.

The calendar will be available as an app for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices for $1.99. The app will include still pics and videos when it’s released in late October or... Read More
 
 
News
New Jersey Disaster Area---Fed Funding to North Jersey counties
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 09/01/11 7:56 am | updated: 09/01/11 7:56 am
 
Due to Hurricane Irene, parts of New Jersey were declared a federal disaster area this week. Federal funding is available to people in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, and Somerset Counties.

More than 150,000 homes and businesses in the state remained without electricity Wednesday afternoon, with utilities predicting restoration by the weekend or early next week.

State climatologist David Robinson said the rainfall that hit during Irene, averaging seven inches... Read More
 
 
News
Philadelphia's Reading Viaduct Elevated to Public Park Status
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/29/11 8:46 am | updated: 08/29/11 8:46 am
 
The old Reading Viaduct, becoming a city park? Talks have been going on for eight years to get city officials on board with the idea. Now, the city is in talks with Reading International Co. to take control of the larger section of the viaduct to transform it into an elevated public park.

Meanwhile, the Center City District is working with SEPTA on a legal agreement to create a park on the shorter section of the viaduct owned by the transit agency.

Some compare... Read More
 
 
Business
Inc. Magazine 500 List: Philadelphia ranks 5th
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/29/11 8:42 am | updated: 08/29/11 8:42 am
 
The 2011 Inc. magazine 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies included 18 firms from the Philadelphia area making the region fifth among metropolitan areas with the most Inc. 500 firms.

Only six local companies made the grade last year and just nine in 2009.

The region's fastest grower was re2g, of Doylestown which installs solar-panels.

Also making the list was Petplan, a company which sells pet insurance and currently has... Read More
 
 
Ziggy
August 29 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 08/29/11 8:39 am | updated: 08/29/11 8:39 am
 
(1966) 45 Years Ago

The Beatles perform the last show of their last live tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA.Read More
 
 
News
Septa Service For Monday Morning Commute
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/29/11 12:05 am | updated: 08/29/11 12:05 am
 
The most up-to-date information from SEPTA about today's morning commute.

The following service WILL operate with normal schedule and routing:

Market-Frankford Line
Broad Street Line
Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36, and 102
CCT Paratransit

The following service WILL operate with detours, delays, and possible disruptions due to flooding conditions, and street obstructions:

All City and Suburban Bus RoutesRead More
 
 
 
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