Howard Stern Returns to Praise WYSP Not to Bury It
Howard Stern returned on Friday to the station that helped launch him as a star in national syndicated radio. In a rare 30 minute on air interview with WYSP-FM 94.1 Philadelphia’s Spike Eskin, Stern was the last guest on WYSP before CBS Radio flipped the format to Sports Talk, simulcasting it with sister WIP-AM and ending it’s 30 year run as a music station. During the interview Stern praised the station that was the first to take on his syndicated radio show outside of New York and took credit for its demise, stating that WYSP never recovered after he left in 2006 for Sirius Satellite Radio (now Sirius/XM.) Stern also spoke of his love for the radio fans in Philadelphia and his legendary on-air feud with rival WMMR morning man John DeBella.