May 21, 1987 |
Like the plain brown wrappers on those special magazines delivered by mail, Howard Stern's off-color radio show now is preceded by a verbal warning to alert listeners it's an adult show and my not be suitable for everyone. The voice-over usually is heard only by those in the broadcast area of radio station WXRK-FM in New York where the show originates, but yesterday it was accidentally picked up by WYSP (94/FM), which airs the show at the same time. "No, we don't carry the warning," said WYSP spokesman Scott Segelbaum.
November 10, 1994 |
Howard Stern regulars may be doubting their ears tomorrow. Early in the morning man's show, heard locally on WYSP-FM (94.1), John DeBella - the WMMR-FM "Zookeeper" whom Stern brutally forced out of Philadelphia's top a.m. ratings spot and ultimately off the airwaves - is expected to announce his return to radio. Neither DeBella nor WYSP officials would comment, but sources close to the negotiations say that DeBella has completed a deal with Infinity Broadcasting, parent company of 'YSP and Stern's flagship station, WXRK in New York, to take over the 2-to-6 p.m. shift on 'YSP beginning Monday.
November 24, 1986 |
Ed Sciaky, the 6-to-10 p.m. disc jockey at WIOQ (102/FM) is leaving the station to man the 2-to-6 p.m. shift at WYSP (94/FM). Sciaky, who starts work Dec. 4, replaces Scruff Connors, who's leaving the station. "The fact I've been at WIOQ nine years doesn't mean I've been happy," said Sciaky. "Its always been sort of a family situation here, but with the firing of Harvey (John Harvey, who was fired July 29) the family was starting to break up anyway. " Sciaky, who's recognized as one of the first disc jockeys to play records by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bette Midler, said he felt it was time to move.
July 16, 1992 |
It was high-minded morals that cost veteran DJ Michael Tearson his recently acquired weekend air slot on WYSP, he claims, but it was just plain money that cost Howard Stern his TV show. Tearson, who had been a longtime jock at WMMR (93.3-FM), said he refused to participate in a Stern-gunning of WMMR's John DeBella, whose divorce the professional sleaze made fun of in a "divorce party" June 19. Tearson said his stance earned him the ire of Stern and the "Sternoids," rabid Stern fans, who set out to make Tearson's air life hell and complained to WYSP (94.1-FM)
January 10, 1987 |
Suffice it to say that the folks at rock station WYSP-FM (94.1) were ecstatic yesterday, the day after radio's Arbitron ratings proved once and for all that controversial morning man Howard Stern is fast becoming a hit in Philadelphia. "Obviously, we're very happy that the ratings reflect what we thought was happening all along," Ken Stevens, the general manager, said. "Howard Stern is truly one of the most popular entertainers on radio. " The fall Arbitrons, released Thursday, showed that the once-anemic WYSP has vaulted from 12th to 6th place in the overall ratings (the station's highest showing since 1981)
June 7, 2001 |
In a radio shake-up with national overtones, WYSP-FM (94.1) this afternoon brings in the raunchy talk duo Opie & Anthony for the 3-to-7 p.m. time slot. Couzin Ed's music show moves from afternoon drive to middays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The odd man out will be hometown radio icon John DeBella, who yesterday left the station. WYSP, which also airs Howard Stern from 6 to 10 a.m., is dipping more deeply into the lucrative format of testosterone-heavy syndicated talk radio. WYSP and the O&A and Stern shows are owned by Infinity Broadcasting.
December 6, 1999 |
Bill Nissley couldn't figure out what to look at more longingly - these good 76ers tickets just a handshake away, or the knockout woman in a tight mustard-green top and a long dark leather coat, holding them. The woman - Melissa, no last name - had just bounded into the auto-repair bay of Precision Collision in Horsham, where Nissley was working. Behind her came three people known as the Extreme Team. Not long ago, Melissa ran a successful modeling agency, but now she and the Extreme Team zip around the city making sure guys are listening to WYSP-FM (94.1)
August 17, 2011 |
"HELLO, Philadelphia. Welcome to your worst nightmare. " With those seven words, Howard Stern began in earnest his inexorable march toward becoming the multimedia phenomenon we know (and love and love to hate) today. They were spoken 25 years ago tomorrow, Aug. 18, 1986, when the groundbreaking satirist-entertainer debuted on WYSP-FM (94.1). By the time Stern began simulcasting his New York-based morning drive-time radio show here, he had already been a hit in Washington and New York.
February 25, 2009
Who: Flyers (32-17-9) vs. Los Angeles Kings (26-24-9) When: 7 o'clock Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM)
October 22, 2007
Who: Eagles (2-4) at Vikings (2-4) When: Sunday, 1 p.m. Where: Metrodome TV: Fox Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM) Series: Vikings lead, 11-10