Save Y100 Petition Grows As Morning Show Introduced At WMMR
February 28, 2005

WMMR/Philadelphia officially introduced former WPLY (Y100)/Philadelphia morning hosts Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison this morning during middayer Pierre Robert’s shift, albeit in an odd manner. After WMMR PD Bill Weston took to the airwaves of the Greater Media Mainstream Rock outlet and explained the nature of the non-compete clause of the pair’s Y100 contract, Elliot and Morrison made their debut via interpreters – two grammar school-aged girls.

In an interview with Robert, Elliot, through his interpreter stated, "I’d to thank everyone here at ‘MMR and especially you making us feel so welcome. Now, as far as my take on this whole thing, I had my moment of clarity last night. The wife and I had just knocked nasties in a major way. Ya know, the way they do it in prison movies. And she turned to me and said, ‘This moving to ‘MMR thing makes me feel like a little girl.’ And I said, ‘Honey, I know exactly what you mean.’"

After a few jokes that sounded funnier coming from grammar school girls than if they had from the morning personalities themselves, Robert asked if Preston & Steve planned on keeping their show intact.

"Yes, except this time we will have a lot more resources to make it much bigger and better," one of the girls responded.

"That’s right," the other added, "everything, and I mean everything we did at Y100 we will be doing here and much, much more."

The pair then invited listeners to check out WMMR.com and the duo’s Web site for more news and details on the show in the coming months. Most of the local television and newspaper outlets were present at the press conference, and afterwards, Weston rejoined Robert on the air and said that the current all-request morning show featuring Joe Conklin and Vinnie The Crumb would remain on the air until the non-compete elapses and would be re-assigned once the new show debuts.

In other Y100 News, a press release from Y100Rocks.com offered up a full timeline of events dating back to the day of the station’s format switch to Hip-Hop. As of February 27, over 30,000 people have signed the petition at Y100Rocks.com to save Y100. The on-line radio station has become the ninth most-listened-to online Alternative station in the world, and Electric Factory Concerts has signed on as y100rocks.com first sponsor. In the first three days of streaming, over 76,000 people have visited the Web site an on-line station, equaling nearly 11,000 hours of listening for those who have been able to access the station.

The press release also states that "Alternative's biggest artists will be asked to Guest DJ and take over the programming of Y100rocks.com in an effort to show the nation's radio ownership groups that having a Modern Rock outlet on the Philadelphia radio dial meant something to listeners and superstars alike. Fundraising will begin through the sale of Y100rocks.com merchandise. Profits from the sale of merchandise will go directly to a fund to increase the bandwidth and allow more people to listen. Y100 Rocks – you have no alternative."




 
Breaking News
iHeartMedia Atlanta Names New Market President and Vice President of Sales
iHeartMedia Myrtle Beach Names Zac Davis Operations Manager
Tim Maranville Joins Cross Platform Media Group As Chief Content Officer
Study: New Brain Research Demonstrates High Effectiveness Of Radio Advertising
Survey: Justin Timberlake Is Music’s Best Male Role Model
In Brief - September 30, 2014
September 29, 2014
Jon Pinch Delays Retirement, Named Market Manager At Cumulus-Atlanta
iHeartMedia Names Earl Jones SVP, Urban Operations
Report: Few 13-20’s Name FM As #1 Music Source
New Study: Radio An Effective Way To Influence Swing Voters
In Brief - September 29, 2014
September 26, 2014
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 9/22-9/26
Cox Media Group Names Pete Spriggs News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader, Drew Anderssen Format Coordinator
Mann Gets HOT From HITS In Bakersfield
ErrorFM.com Announces Launch Date, Features
In Brief - September 26, 2014
September 25, 2014
iHeartRadio Music Festival Generates 5 Billion Social Impressions
In Brief - September 25, 2014
September 24, 2014
Report: Southern California Broadcasters Association White Paper
In Brief - September 24, 2014
September 23, 2014
Jelli Selects Digigram To Provide Sound Cards For RadioSpot
In Brief - September 23, 2014
September 22, 2014
BIA/Kelsey Projects $139.3 Billion In Local Media Revenue By 2015
Music News
Lorde Drops "Yellow Flicker Beat"
Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Mary Lambert, Alex & Sierra
Taylor Swift, Metallica & More Headlining 2015 Rock In Rio USA
Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Prince, Birdman, Black Sabbath, Rancid
Thom Yorke Releases Surprise Solo Album Via BitTorrent
The Week In Review: 9/22-9/26
Quick Hits: R.E.M., AC/DC, U2
Metallica Has Goodies In Store This Holiday Season
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose, Brandi Carlile, Neil Young, Bob Seger
Streisand, Chris Brown Top SoundScan Sales Chart
Nickelback Moving To No Fixed Address In November
Quick Hits: AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Outkast, The Who
T.I. Gets Paperwork In Order
FMQB Photo Pass: Lily Allen
Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Bob Dylan, Iggy Azalea, Lana Del Rey, Jeff Bridges
FMQB NOW

Celebrating
The History Of
WFLZ/Tampa

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!