As WIP-FM made its debut four days earlier than expected (9/2), wiping off the map legendary Philadelphia rocker WYSP-FM at 3PM, Howard Stern called the station for a 30-minute salute to Philadelphia, FM radio and WYSP. The person who interviewed Stern was Howard Eskin’s son, Spike, who was also just about to lose his job at WYSP.
WIP sports talk “king” Howard Eskin also ended his full-time 25-year radio career later in the day, simulcasting on both AM and FM stations. WYSP played “Fade To Black” by Metallica as its last song. After about 10 seconds of silence, the CBS Radio station became WIP-FM.
Listen to the Stern audio: