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Drew — aired weeknights from August through June The show was simulcast from Albany, marking the first time that a morning show on WMMS did not originate in Cleveland. In other words, the carrion -eating bird represented "death and dying" — a darkly comic reflection of the city's decline.
In JulyJohn Gorman joined WMMS as music director and was promoted to program director and operations manager two months later where he remained for thirteen years.
The Next Generation", a reference to the success of Star Trek: The concert series continued on well into the s and early s, albeit much less frequently.
The Bob and Tom Show aired from through earlythe only time since adopting a rock format that WMMS carried a syndicated program in that time slot with no connection to the station throughout the duration of its run.
Of special note was the early support of Bruce Springsteen by Kid Leo and others, prior to the release of the Born to Run album. The station claimed it was simply "a marketing strategy" and "much in line with what many stations did.
Stern's ratings exploded and this — along with a growing urgency from management not to compete with or mention Stern on the air — led to a sudden and steep ratings decline for The Buzzard Morning Zoo. Overview[ edit ] Created in April as "an ironic twist on Cleveland's down-and-out reputation as a decaying Rust Belt city," the station's longtime promotional mascot has been The Buzzard'.
Lonnie Gronek, then general manager of the station, claimed in The Plain Dealer article that the process had gone on "for years", however other accounts dispute Gronek's claim. The Buzzard became synonymous with WMMS, Cleveland radio and the city itself, spawning a series of T-shirts so numerous that they are now impossible to catalog, many with slogans like "Where Music Means Something" and "Ruler of the Airwaves.
The Next Generation and its continuation of the Star Trek franchise. Dan Garfinkel and his successor, Jim Marchyshyn. Coffee Break Concerts[ edit ] During this time, WMMS also began broadcasting a remarkable amount of live concerts, many of which originated in Cleveland and were produced by the station itself.
Rolling Stone Readers' Poll[ edit ] Rolling Stone named WMMS "Radio Station of the Year" nine straight years —87 as part of its annual Readers' Poll, but a February front-page story in The Plain Dealer revealed station employees had stuffed the annual survey's ballot box for the poll to allow for the possibility of a tenth straight win the following year.
Matt the Cat was permanently let go in December due to "budget problems. Route shieldwith white print reading " He joined the station in early before its sale to Malrite, and stayed in different capacities until Heavily bootlegged, the concert further cemented the relationship between the two in fans' minds, and well into the s Cleveland remains one of Springsteen's strongest bases.