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On April 30, hear the first song to play on WYEP — and listener memories from the past 50 years

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Renee Rosensteel

WYEP's first broadcast was 50 years ago this Tuesday, April 30. Join us as we celebrate five decades of unconventional radio. Hear audio from throughout the station's history and stories from listeners about why WYEP is important in their lives. And at 1 p.m., we'll reveal the very first song that aired on WYEP on April 30, 1974. Tune in for WYEP's 50th anniversary celebration this Tuesday!

Find out the first song, as well as the first songs from our other locations here.

Program Director & Block Party Host Liz Felix joined WYEP in 2019 after working for a public radio show called BirdNote in Seattle. Felix started her career as a DJ at her college station at the University of Illinois and has worked as a Program Director, Music Director, and DJ at stations in Missouri and Akron, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Her time as Music Director at The Summit in Akron led the station to be featured in Paste magazine as well as to be nominated for AAA Radio Station of The Year by Radio and Records.