OT: What happened to Y100?
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02-24-2005, 09:34 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Philadelphia, USA
Somebody on another board found the article at philly.com. Here is the full article:
Signs are pointing to the imminent death of radio station Y100 after nearly 12 years.
The modern-rock station, WPLY-FM (100.3), stopped using live disc jockeys at noon today when midday host Bret Hamilton signed off. Y100's Web site,
, was changed to read "under construction."
Sister station WPHI-FM (The Beat) will move from 103.9 to use the stronger signal of 100.3, according to station insiders who spoke on condition of anonymity. The changeover is scheduled for midnight.
The 103.9 spot eventually will become a black-gospel station, the insiders said. A loop tape will be broadcast on 103.9 to steer listeners west on their dial, to 100.3.
Indications of the change began on the Preston & Steve morning show. Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison, who are bound for WMMR-FM (93.3) in the summer, were to air their Y100 finale tomorrow.
But before their 10 a.m. signoff, the show turned into a sort of wake. The station's program director, Jim McGuinn, mused on the air about his own future.
Y100 executives would not return messages.
Meanwhile, a Web site,
, has been set up. It contains an online radio station with a Y100-style playlist as well as an online petition to save Y100. The site's source was unclear.
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