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97.9 WIYY / Baltimore

Emory & Erica, 98 Rock WIYY Baltimore | June 1, 1990

Here’s our first aircheck of Hurst Broadcasting’s WIYY ’98 Rock’. The station is truly a Baltimore legend, and although its morphed from mainstream Rock to Heavy Metal and Alternative, the station has had a consistent Rock format since March of 1977.

The Emory and Erica show is heard here, doing a live remote from downtown Baltimore. Notable appearances here are Traffic guru ‘Detour’ Dave Sandler (who did concurrent traffic duties on sister station 1090 WBAL AM) and Lopez, who was a fixture of morning news and a part of a number of 98 Rock morning shows over the years.

Not sure how long this particular morning show lasted. Your webmaster was in Baltimore from 1993-1996 and in ’93, there was the ‘Grego & Moe’ show that always had me in stitches… then, they abruptly disappeared and another show came along sometime, I think in 1994 or 95 that was somewhat less memorable. Paco, Mark & Lopez I think it was.

At just under 22 minutes in length, you get a good feel for this morning show, which includes a couple of Traffic reports and at least one full newscasts – and the antics of Emory & Erica.

Courtesy of Contributor David Varndell.

97.9 FM Baltimore 98 Rock Paco Lopez Emory Erica Hurst Broadcasting WBAL TV HD AM Radio 11 1090 Detour Dave Sandler

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  1. They played an ad for May 26 so this couldn’t have happened on June 1.


  2. “Paco, Mark and Lopez” almost undoubtedly was actually the more memorable and funny “Kirk, Mark and Lopez.”


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