Y100 is back on 88.5 WXPN

By Karli Morello
September 15, 2006


Y100 is back on the airwaves on 88.5 WXPN. Y100 became a memory to many devoted listeners on Feb. 24, 2005. Petitions were posted and complaints were made but Y100 was no more.

“I was upset when Y100 was taken off the air because it was the only station that I listened to,” said senior marketing major Megan O’Neil. “I felt that there was no need for another hip-hop and R&B station.”

Y100 was indeed turned into 100.3 The Beat. The Beat formerly was aired on 103.9 FM and continued to be a hip-hop and R&B radio station.

A short time after the alternative rock station was cancelled, Y100rocks.com was created where alternative rock fans could listen online to their music. This website was created by the former program director for Y100 and WDRE, Jim McGuinn, according to Yrockonxpn.org

Now, 18 months after the passing of Y100, WXPN 88.5 FM has brought the beloved radio station back to life – almost. XPN is a member-supported radio station that comes out of the University of Pennsylvania.

They call it Yrock on XPN, and it was created by former Y100 disc jockeys, some devoted listeners and of course, McGuinn. Alternative rock fans can once again hear bands like The Red Hot Chili Peppers and New Found Glory. Yrock is played on XPN on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8-11 p.m. and Friday nights from 7-11 p.m.

To celebrate the return of the music, the DJs of the new Yrock radio show threw a party for the first airing of Yrock at The World Caf

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