Thanks to WYEP, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t listen to commercial radio anymore. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good thing. The station is listener supported, and they play a mellow, interesting mix of new and old music. I have to admit that sometimes the station gets a little too folksy for my tastes, but they also take requests. When a friend from out of town visited me, he was amazed to hear Johnny Cash played up right against the Pet Shop Boys. Bands I have heard about through Ã¢â‚¬ËœYEP through the years include Tegan & Sara, Raul Malo, Ray LaMontagne, Jump Little Children, Andrew Bird, Shivaree, Citizen Cope, the list goes on and on …
The station has a rockin’ website at:
It contains great information on the CD Live! series and other community programs. (For example, they are building a new Community Broadcast Center.) Check out their concert calendar here:
One other thing I like about the website is that you can actually see all of their playlists in case you didn’t catch the name of that weird blues tune you heard at 6am :
So forgo loud car commercials and abrasive commercial DJs forever … tune in to 91.3 and makes your ears happy.
PS – They canceled their membership campaign this fall, so this is a great time to start listening.