Matt Cord Remembers The Old WMMR Studios in Philadelphia
Today is another day closer to Friday!
The closest day to Friday there is actually.
Yes, it is another Thursday, so you know what that means!
Time for a throwback Thursday post!
Well, at this point the two stations were not down the hall from each other in Bala Cynwyd like they are now, but rather the old WMMR studios right in the heart of the city of Philadelphia at the corner of 5th and Market Street.
The picture above was taken back in 1994!
Even though it is nearly 30 years ago now, it still feels like yesterday!
I used to do the morning show over at MMR for a couple of years with Earle as my news guy!
The producer for the show was Kevin Gunn, who is not pictured, but was there in spirit and probably in the building somewhere — It is hard to remember the specifics from something 30 years ago!
Pierre was coming in to do his midday show and came into the studio as we were wrapping up the show with Peter Frampton, which was awesome, by the way!
It is funny looking back on that moment and then comparing it to where everyone is now!
We are all still involved with radio, but most of us are in different roles of some sort now.
I am still a host, but now I am obviously on WMGK playing all the classic rock you need!
Earle now works for Sirius XM and does an amazing job still, but now as a host of a few of his own shows, including a show where he plays classic rock songs straight from the vinyl – just like the old days!
Kevin is still at WMMR, which he has now been for over 40 years, but now he is in a creative director role!
And, then, of course, Pierre is still in the same slot over at WMMR playing some fantastic rock songs.
It is all right if you turn the dial to his show every once in a while, I’ll forgive you!
It is always fun looking back on all the great times throughout the years!
I definitely miss the old studio, which is now the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.
And now both WMMR’s and WMGK’s studios are in Bala Cynwyd.
It makes you wonder where the studios will be in another 30 years!
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