Anyone who doesn’t know the call sign WDRE didn’t live in the Philadelphia area in the 90s. WDRE was a Philly alternative rock station which introduced alot of amazing artists to the area.
Regrettably, the media consolidation of the late 90s made WDRE a liability and they changed their format. However, due in part to a dedicated staff including Jim McGuinn, DRE refused to die.
Anyone who knows me can attest to my distaste for radio. I may have to rethink my position. Recently I discovered that my favorite radio station has found a new home on WXPN, a radio station run by the Universty of Pennslyvania.
Y-Rock on XPN to me represent all the things I used to like about radio, DJs who care, an interesting playlist. It’s a refreshing escape from the homogeny that currently exists on the FM dial. I encourage anyone who likes the alternative to listen and support this station.
For a trip down memory lane, listen to the WDRE takeover of YROCK which aired in Feb. 2007.