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Former WMMR employee "Pancake" with WMMR DJ Pierre Robert
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Inside the Major Staffing Shakeup at WMMR

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Thursday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

WMMR DJ Pierre Robert at the ill-fated 2023 Burning Man festival (photo courtesy of Pierre Robert)
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Dispatches from Burning Man: Pierre Robert Talks Mud and the Orgy Dome

I’ve interviewed legendary WMMR DJ Pierre Robert many times before. But this is the first time I had the opportunity to talk to him just […]

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Q&A: Preston & Steve’s Marisa Magnatta Talks Wawa Menu Hacks and Tina Fey

My full name is … Marisa Kanra Angelina Magnatta. Kanra is my mom’s first name, and Angelina is my confirmation name. I grew up … […]

pierre robert at wmmr
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Friday Was a Strange Morning at WMMR

Every morning on WMMR in Philadelphia, there is what is known in the radio industry as a crossover. This is the period between one show […]

a wmmr van parked outside wmmr headquarters the day after jaxon and others were fired
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Philly Today: WMMR Corporate Overlords Respond to Blowup at Station

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philadelphia Magazine reporters, please […]

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Chaos at WMMR: “A Really Dark Day in the Station’s History”

UPDATE: It turns out that the corporate overlords who own WMMR wanted to get rid of Pierre Robert not long ago. Go here for the […]

this could be you singing karaoke at the mmrbq, hosted by preston and steve
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Why Sing Karaoke in a Bar When You Can Do It in a 25,000-Person Venue?

Karaoke is one of those things that people seem to either love or hate. If you consider yourself a lover of karaoke, read on. WMMR […]

gritty, preston, and pierre robert at the 2019 Preston and Steve Camp Out for Hunger at Xfinity Live
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Yes, It’s Okay to Donate Canned Goods to Preston & Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger, Though Cash Is Better

The Preston & Steve show on WMMR is known for many stunts, whether it’s rolling 10,000 marbles down the Art Museum steps or encouraging listeners […]

pierre robert at wmmr
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Pierre Robert’s Long, Strange Trip: 40 Years on the Air in Philly

When Pierre Robert took a job at WMMR in 1981, he had no idea that he’d hit retirement age at the same station, playing some […]

the preston and steve cast posing like the band queen on the album queen 2
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The Preston and Steve Cast On What Got Them Through the Past Year

As part of our annual Best of Philly coverage, we’ve been asking local celebrities what got them through this last oh-so-long year. Here’s what the […]

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Let Us Now Praise 20 Years of Preston and Steve

My wife has a dirty little secret. Every day, after she drops the kids off at their conservative Catholic school on the Main Line, she […]


David Bowie’s Puttanesca Recipe

There’s no doubting Philadelphia’s connection to David Bowie, from Sigma kids like Doobies owner Patti Brett to the influence the musician had on Philly-born supermodel Gia […]

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How Philadelphia Created Billy Joel

Billy Joel has released just one studio album in the past 20 years — a 2001 recording of his classical compositions that you’ve likely never […]

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All Hail Halestorm

Halestorm has performed drunk exactly once. As frontwoman Lzzy Hale tells it, the show was in 2005, at what was then called Whiskey Dix, next […]

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Steve Morrison from WMMR’s Preston & Steve Battling Cancer

Steve Morrison, co-host of WMMR’s long-running Preston & Steve morning show, recently underwent surgery for prostate cancer at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Morrison, who […]