WHYP - The James Brownyard Memorial Station
WHYP was first heard in 1994 or 1995 and almost exclusively employs AM , using restored E.F. Johnson transmitters from the 1950s or 60s, including the Valiant. WHYP derives its’ callsign from a legal AM broadcaster that was located in North East, PA, on 1530 kHz. The stations’ owner was James Brownyard, and this is the same name used by the Operator of the pirate WHYP.
Occasionally WHYP will feature audio clips of the original James Brownyard, giving weather reports and the like, or saying Yea, yea, yea.
During the late 1990s and early 2000s WHYP produced some classic comedy programming, including "United Patriot Militia Bingo", a parody of United Militia Radio which was on the air at that time, and "Who Wants To Be A Pirate Radio Operator" which was a parody of Regis Philbins’ TV show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It was, and still is, hilarious, hosted by Regis Brownyard.
WHYP had a "dark side" as well. Many shows were centered around the late Jay Smilkstein (a.k.a. Bozo). Jay’s friends in the shows included his Uncle Schlekstein and The Gay Ghost, and actual audio clips of Jay were often included in the programs.