New Podcast Documents Rise and Fall of WMMS

click to enlarge Logo for the The Wrath of the Buzzard. - Courtesy of Wessler Media
Courtesy of Wessler Media
Logo for the The Wrath of the Buzzard.
Reynoldsburg-based Wessler Media just released a brand-new season of PROHFILES, an audio documentary series which explores the “people, places, ideas, and events that make Ohio.”

The podcast, The Wrath of the Buzzard, Season Two (six episodes), documents the rise and fall of 100.7 WMMS, the local rock station that famously helped acts such as Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie become superstars.

“It’s hard to believe what actually happened — both behind the scenes and on the air,” says host Vince Tornero in a press release about the series. “But thankfully, we have all the audio to tell this incredible story.”

The program features interviews with WMMS DJs like Billy Bass, Denny Sanders, Jeff Kinzbach, Ed “Flash” Ferenc and John Gorman.

“If you were living in Cleveland then, WMMS was more than just a radio station,” says Tornero in the first episode. “It was a lifestyle.”

The first two episodes are out today at and on platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.
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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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