Infobox Radio Station
name = WMYX
frequency = 99.1 (MHz)
erp = 50,000
branding = "99.1 WMYX" or "The Mix"
slogan = "The Mix Means Variety"
class = B
webcast = [http://wmc1.liquidcompass.cc/WMYX Listen Live]
website = http://www.991wmyx.com
callsign_meaning = MYX for "MIX"|
WMYX-FM (99.1 FM) is a
Hot AC-formatted radio stationin Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Identifying themselves on the air as "The Mix", WMYX-FM was the first station in the U.S. to use the "Mix" moniker. [http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=555538]
WMYX has been airing roughly the same format since late 1981. The station is owned by
Entercom, along with sister stations WXSS-FMand WSSP. "The Mix" airs Christmas musicfrom November until Christmas every year, and has been doing it since 2003. In 2007, WMYX began Christmas music programming on November 1, a move that made them the highest rated music station in Milwaukee for the time period. [http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/graphic.asp?graphic=http://www.jsonline.com/graphics/bym/img/jan08/cuprcol_011108_big.gif]
WMYX-FMbegan as WEMP-FM in the 1960s, but simply re-broadcast WEMP-AM until 1971, when it flipped to its own format: WNUW Stereo FM. It was a soft Top 40, an album-oriented rockformat known as "X-Rock 99", then easy listening. On October 31, 1978, the station flipped to Disco 99 and played nonstop discomusic. The station lasted as disco for less than 10 months. Afterward, it became known merely as WNUW again before finally changing to "The Mix" with the WMYX call letters in 1981.
During the 1990s, WMYX's playlist featured a mixture of
Hot AC, Soft ACand dance/pop. During the 1996 and 1997 NFLseasons when the Green Bay Packersended up going to the Super Bowl, the station gained notoriety when Dan & Jane (the morning show hosts at the time) recorded parody songs with Packer and football themes. The most known was " Packarena" (parody of Los Del Rio's "Macarena") was played heavily on the station during the 1996 season. For the 1997 season, Dan & Jane recorded a parody of "Wannabe" by the Spice Girlsunder the name "Packer Wannabe." Cassette tapes were sold of the songs at various southeast Wisconsin locations with proceeds went to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund.
When sister station WAMG switched to
Top-40and became WXSS in June of 1998, WMYX slowly began evolving into a more full blown Hot ACwith a more focused playlist.
In September 2004, longtime morning co-host Dan Weber was replaced with WXSS morning hosts Michael Knight and Rahny Taylor in an airstaff shakeup. Jane Matenaer remained on board with Knight and Taylor. At the same time, longtime afternoon host Mark Richards was replaced by crosstown WKTI evening host Kidd O'Shea. Taylor returned to WXSS-FM soon after. Knight was let go due to differences with management, and Kidd O'Shea was promoted from Afternoon Drive to Mornings.
The "Jane & Kidd In The Morning Show" won the 2006 AIR Award for favorite Milwaukee morning radio show. [http://blogs.jsonline.com/cuprisin/archive/2006/02/17/All-the-AIR-Award-winners.aspx] In January 2006, afternoons were taken over by former WXSS afternoon host Van McNeil. In January 2008, midday duties were assumed by program director Mike Nelson.
Notable local programming includes a "No-Repeat 9-to-5 Workday" each weekday. Since Monday,
June 27, 2006, syndicated programming on WMYX has included Premiere Radio Networks' "Delilah" radio program.
WMYX's main competitor in Milwaukee is
WKTI, a Adult Top 40leaning Hot ACstation.
WMYX's HD2 subchannel carries a
Blues musicformat called "The Delta."
* [http://www.991wmyx.com/ 99.1 WMYX official website]
* [http://www.onmilwaukee.com/buzz/articles/milwradio.html Milwaukee radio: a retrospective]
* [http://wmyx.radiotown.com/jkghpodcast/jkghpodcast.xml Jane & Kidd In The Morning Podcast]
* [http://www.packarena.com Packarena Website]
* [http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/graphic.asp?graphic=http://www.jsonline.com/graphics/bym/img/jan08/cuprcol_011108_big.gifFall 2007 Arbitron Ratings]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
WMYX — * FM 99.1, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Community » Radio Stations) … Abbreviations dictionary
WXSS — Infobox Radio Station name = WXSS airdate = 1960s frequency = 103.7 (MHz) area = Milwaukee, Wisconsin format = CHR (Top 40) owner = Entercom erp = 19,500 watts branding = 103.7 Kiss FM slogan = The #1 Hit Music Station! class = B webcast =… … Wikipedia
WKTI-FM — Infobox Radio station name = WKTI city = Milwaukee, Wisconsin area = branding = 94 5 KTI or just KTI slogan = Milwaukee s Hit Music Channel airdate = 1959 frequency = 94.5 MHz FM format = Adult Top 40 and Hot AC power = erp = 14,000 watts class … Wikipedia
WITI (TV) — For other uses, see WITI (disambiguation). WITI Milwaukee, Wisconsin Branding FOX6 Milwaukee (general) FOX6 News … Wikipedia
Entercom Communications — Infobox Company company name = Entercom Communications Corp. company company type = Public (NYSE: [http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=ETM ETM] ) foundation = 1968 industry = Entertainment, Advertising location = Bala Cynwyd, PA… … Wikipedia
Macarena (song) — Infobox Single Name = Macarena Artist = Los del Río from Album = A mí me gusta Released = August 14, 1996 Recorded = 1995 Genre = Latin Dance pop Format = CD single, 7 Length = 3:53 Label = RCA Writer = Producer = Certification = Gold (RIAA) Last … Wikipedia
WRIT-FM — Infobox Radio Station name = WRIT airdate = frequency = 95.7 (MHz) city = Milwaukee, Wisconsin area = Milwaukee, Wisconsin format = Classic Hits, all Christmas music starting November owner = Clear Channel Communications erp = 34,000 watts haat … Wikipedia
WOKY — Infobox Radio station name = WOKY city = Milwaukee, Wisconsin area = Milwaukee, Wisconsin airdate = frequency = 920 (kHz) format = Classic Country owner = Clear Channel Communications power = 5,000 watts (day) 1,000 watts (night) branding = AM920 … Wikipedia
KQRC-FM — City of license Leavenworth, Kansas Broadcast area Kansas City metropolitan area Branding The Rock! … Wikipedia
Homestead High School (Mequon, Wisconsin) — Infobox Secondary school name = Homestead High School motto = established = 1959 type = Public secondary grades = 9–12 students = 1,572 Mean ACT= 24.8 faculty = city = Mequon state = Wisconsin country = USA oversight = principal = Mark Roherty… … Wikipedia