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If you’re curious about what’s current in pop music, WYOY, also known as Y101.7 FM, is your crash course. The station has been one of Jackson’s top choices for radio hits and hilarious programming since its debut in 1996. Whether you praise Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” or Taylor Swift is more your speed, the station offers a level of variety that’s rarely found in pop radio.

And for many Jacksonians with a day job, Nate West and Tim Murphy are their wake-up call. They’ve co-hosted the Morning Showgram since 2009, though West has been with The Radio People company since 1995.

While many stations use only syndicated programming, being part of the community goes a long way. “Other shows will have celebrities or a huge cast of characters, but they’re always in New York or L.A.,” Murphy says. “… Being local is a big part of it—knowing what the Greater Jackson area is talking about, and making sure we’re talking about it, too.” —Micah Smith

WINNER: Best Radio Personality or Team

Phone number: 601-995-1017


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