105.3 WDAS FM Celebrates 40 Years of Tony Brown
Tony Brown is celebrating 40 years in radio with a special concert featuring The Whispers. (Details below). Most of his career, which began in the early 1970's, has been spent at WDAS FM. His original program from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. featured the mellow sounds of R&B and jazz. At midnight he would take the station and his listening audience on an outer world experience and beam them aboard the mothership. He would ask listeners driving along in their cars to flash their headlights as they made the transition. Elements of this can still be heard today as he ends his show now at midnight.
*He did leave the station for awhile to host late evenings at Power 99 FM to launch The Quiet Storm in Philadelphia. (The format name and the Smokey Robinson sung theme, originally started at WHUR in Washington, D.C. in 1976, was copied at various stations across the country.) He returned to 'DAS in the late 90's and brought with him the program's name to the station from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.
105.3 WDAS FM, Philly’s only station for an Adult Mix of R&B and Classic Soul, will celebrate Tony Brown’s 40 years in radio with a concert on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dell Music Center featuring a live performance by The Whispers. The event is part of the Dell Music Center’s 2013 Essence of Entertainment Concert series and features performances by The Whispers, The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, and Breakwater.
For tickets go to www.ticketmaster.com. The Dell Music Center is located at Ridge Avenue and Huntingdon Drive. For more information call 215-683-3634 or www.mydelleast.com.
Fans can listen to WDAS-FM on the station’s website wdasfm.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, Clear Channel’s all-in-one free digital listening service.