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Considered "a true radio legend," WMMS DJ Kid Leo was chosen for Rolling Stone's "Heavy Hundred: The High and Mighty of the Music Industry" (1980) and named "The Best Disc Jockey in the Country" in a special 1987 issue of Playboy.
Seven years later, members of the station's staff and management pleaded guilty to disrupting a national broadcast of The Howard Stern Show that originated via the local Stern affiliate, cross-town rival WNCX.
EC horror comics, Fritz the Cat, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Looney Tunes – all served as inspirations for the "bird of prey with attitude" concept.
The station was known as "The Home of the Buzzard" at first.
Kemp and Lou "King" Kirby were signed by Metro Media.
The station briefly battled with WNCR of Nationwide Communications, itself filling the void created by the brief absence of WMMS on the rock scene.
The station also serves as the FM flagship for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians radio networks.
The concert series continued on well into the 1990s and early 2000s, albeit much less frequently.
The WMMS studios are located at the former Centerior Energy building in the Cleveland suburb of Independence, while the station transmitter resides in neighboring Seven Hills.
The WMMS call letters first referred to an owner – "Metro Media Stereo" – but have since taken on a variety of other meanings.
The HD2 digital subchannel airs alternative rock under the brand ALT 99.1, as well as coverage of the Cleveland Monsters.
WMMS-HD2 also simulcasts over Cleveland translator W256BT (99.1 FM).