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May 21, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1994 | By Kevin L. Carter, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1986 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 16, 1992 | Daily News Staff Report Staff writer Jonathan Takiff and the Associated Press contributed to this report
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)
NEWS
January 10, 1987 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
NEWS
June 7, 2001 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1999 | By Robert Strauss, FOR THE INQUIRER
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2011 | BY CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com 215-313-3134
"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.
SPORTS
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)  
SPORTS
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
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November 8, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
AIN'T IT great when all the stars align? Denny Somach is feeling just such a magical, mystical moment as he and others aim to spread a "Whole Lotta Love" for one of the biggest rock bands of all times - Led Zeppelin - with a rash of new goodies, including a lavish book, CD and DVD sets, tribute concerts and even a major TV salute. Producer of the nationally syndicated "Get the Let Out" weekly and daily radio features, Somach has been on the bluesy Brit band's case since the early 1970s.
NEWS
August 19, 2011 | BY DAN GROSS, grossd@phillynews.com 215-854-5915
AT 9:41 a.m yesterday, 610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi announced what Daily News readers have known for weeks: That the sports-talk station will take over the FM signal of 94.1 WYSP on Sept. 6. WYSP staff members were informed at 8:30 a.m that they would be off-air after Labor Day. The announcement came exactly 25 years to the day since Howard Stern first broadcast on the long-running rock-music station. Stern couldn't help but gloat on his SiriusXM satellite radio show yesterday that the flip proves that his old station can't survive without him. WYSP morning host Danny Bonaduce told us yesterday that he hopes to stay on in some fashion with CBS Radio in Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2011
HOWARD STERN certainly kept his part of the bargain when he joined the WYSP air staff in 1986. The station's morning-drive ratings began to climb upon his debut; in 1990, Stern's show replaced that of his nemesis, WMMR's John DeBella, as the highest-rated non-news program in morning drive in this market. A few years later, thanks to Stern - plus a classic-rock format that also featured the legendary DJ Ed Sciaky and Eagles game coverage - 'YSP became the No. 1 station among all listeners age 12 and older.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2011 | BY CHUCK DARROW, darrowc@phillynews.com 215-313-3134
"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.
SPORTS
November 6, 2010
Who: Colts (5-2) at Eagles (4-3) When: 4:15 p.m. Sunday Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV/Radio: Channel 3/WYSP (94.1-FM), WPHT (1210-AM)
SPORTS
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)  
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2008 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
CBS yesterday announced the firing of WYSP (94.1) morning personality "Kidd Chris" Foley, an undetermined portion of his staff, and the station's program director, John Cook, over a racist song parody performed on the show on March 21. A source said Foley would not be paid for the balance of his three-year contract, which he signed in the fall. Listeners yesterday heard a rerun, along with announcements that an appearance for Foley, scheduled for last night in Northeast Philadelphia, had been canceled.
NEWS
September 27, 2007
Like most fans of WYSP's Free FM format, my reaction when I tuned in recently to the Barsky show was that I was on the wrong station. It took about 2 milliseconds to know what had happened. Another format change. It's a shame. 'YSP responded to Howard Stern's shift to satellite by coming up with a format that offered listeners a "free-form variety entertainment talk radio" genre. It filled a gaping hole. With one push of the button, CBS seemed to make the leap that radio wasn't just for music, news, religious inspiration, or the "contention and controversy" talk formats.
NEWS
September 13, 2007 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"The Rock Is Back" is the new slogan for WYSP (94.1), which at 5 this afternoon is expected to announce that it will dump its guy-oriented talk format in favor of a mix of rock and talk. Gone will be The Barsky Show, Scotty & Alex, and Matt & Huggy, plus late-night fare including Loveline and John & Jeff. Paul Barsky himself is expected to remain under contract, as is Vinnie the Crumb, who works on the CBS station's Eagles broadcasts. Barsky sidekick Kim Douglas has been let go. Opie & Anthony, the New York-based syndicated morning talk show, will remain, as will Kidd Chris' show in the afternoon.
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