On Thursday, February 24,2005, 100.3fm, WPLY, Y100, was taken off the air without warning by Radio-one. After nearly 12 years at 100.3, Alternative Rock disappeared from the Philadelphia radio landscape. With it went the musical companion of over 500,000 residents of the Delaware Valley.
In the time since Y100 signed on in 1993, the station has hosted more than 150 Sonic Sessions, held 8 FEZtivals and 8 FEASTivals, raised over 400 tons of food and donated more than $400,000 to charity via the Camp Out For Hunger and Sonic Session releases, supported local bands, played more than 1,250, 000 songs (and just a few less commercials), and rocked Philadelphia 24/7/365 with more wit, humor, intelligence, and fun than any other station on the dial.
And more importantly, it's been the musical hangout, home, and club for us - over 500,000 Philadelphia area listeners.
Radio-one has been dishonest in their accusations that Y100 was low in ratings, and furthermore lacked the courage to announce anything prior to the demise of Y100.
I believe that radio-one has the intentions of destroying alternative rock music, and is therefore a rip off to alternative rock listeners. Log onto www.y100rocks.com for further details.
"you have no alternative"