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File #: 180480    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/10/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/10/2018
Title: Recognizing and honoring WMMR on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature18048000.pdf
Recognizing and honoring WMMR on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary.

WHEREAS, WMMR is the longest-running rock station in America, still playing new bands and embracing new music discovery for listeners. WMMR has been a rock radio station in Philadelphia for 50 years, rocking Philadelphia from the days of LPs to CDs to MP3s. It currently broadcasts on 93.3 FM; and

WHEREAS, WMMR signed on the air with 'The Marconi Experiment' on April 29, 1968. Dave Herman hosted a three-hour experiment which followed 'The Frank Sinatra Hour'; and

WHEREAS, WMMR has broadcast to Philadelphia and the surrounding area for 50 years, from studios at Rittenhouse Square, Independence Mall, and 1 Bala Plaza. It is a live and local broadcaster, employing live DJs around the clock, 7 days per week, 52 weeks per year for 50 years; and

WHEREAS, WMMR's legendary talent includes David Dye, Steve Martoranno, Ed Sciaky, Mark Goodman, Michael Tearson, Bubba John Stevens, John DeBella, Joe Bonnadonna, Lyn Kratz, Matt Cord, Earle Bailey, Pierre Robert, Preston and Steve, Jaxon, Jacky Bam Bam and Brent Porche; and

WHEREAS, WMMR introduced Philadelphia, and in some cases the world, to acts like Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Yes, Genesis, U2, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and hundreds of others; and

WHEREAS, WMMR remains steadfast in its commitment to community service. It has been a proud supporter of Dining Out For Life, Preston & Steve's Campout For Hunger, MMR Blood Drive, and dozens of sponsored walks and charity 5K runs every year. The station has also sanctioned events to help others produce events as large as Live-Aid and as community-based as charity beef & beer fundraisers; and

WHEREAS, News was at the foundation of WMMR, and to this day WMMR broadcasts interviews in the public interest during all programs, including the weekly WMMR Public Affairs Show hosted by Markus Goldman. WMMR is a consistent, free, and high-quality source of both entertainment and inf...

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