WIFI 92 Philadelphia – Hy Lit – 1973
In Philadelphia, there is one name that stands out at the dawn of Rock & Roll… Hy Lit!
Hyski was the man who brought Rock & Roll to the Delaware Valley, and played it uptown, downtown, cross-town, here there, almost everywhere.
Hy Lit became an overnight sensation in the 50’s at 1340 WHAT & 1060 WRCV Radio. He then became a Philadelphia phenomenon in the late 50’s & 60’s as one of the WIBBAGE Good Guys at WIBG Radio 99. His 6 to 10 PM nightly shift earned an unbelievable 71 share of the radio listening audience! Hy was in demand at dance halls and night clubs as he did hops across the Philly area, as well as hosting TV shows.
Hy later became an FM pioneer with Hyski’s underground at 105.3 WDAS FM in 1969 with album oriented radio. Hy later went on to host radio shows at WIFI 92, 104.5 WSNI, 1540 WRCP, & 98 WOGL-FM.
After being on the air for almost half a century, Hyski went on to pioneer Internet broadcasting online at HyLitRadio.com.
Hy Lit passed on, November 17, 2007. -Ellis