CYY 25. 25 of the most important CYY bands to celebrate our 25 years on the air. And amongst the Green Days, Peal Jams, and Foo Fighters of the world, we could not have a proper celebration without including Maine's own Rustic Overtones as one of CYY's most essential bands. Rustic and CYY came up together. We've been with them, and them with us, from the very start. The Rustic shows on the CYY patio are some of Portland's most iconic musical moments. We're proud to have played more local rock music than any other commercial radio station in Maine history. It was part of our mission when we started 25 years ago and still is today. Check out the local and indie every Sunday night with our man Mark Curdo!


Rustic has played the CYY Patio here at One City Center many times.  Check out IRON BOOTS, live.



Check out this rare video of when the NewsCenter show "207" came to the WCYY Patio to tape an interview/performance. You'll see some of the iconic CYY DJ's in this one...Rob, Robin, Curdo, and more!




Here's one we're playing on CYY today for Rustic Overtones day. It's a fantastic version of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" live from the State Theatre.


RUSTIC IS CYY. And Dave Noyes, we love you!

In honor of CYY's 25th anniversary, we are giving away 25 Bose SoundLink Color speakers.

All you have to do is download our mobile app to enter. Once you open the app, on the main page in the center black bar will be a button that says "Win Bose Speaker." Click on that and you'll be taken to a page where you can enter the contest.

It's that easy!

One entry per person. Contest ends November 20.

Prizes courtesy of Q Prime, Concord Music Group, Warner Bros Records, Interscope Records, and Atlantic Records.

And while you're at it, be sure to send us a message through the app telling us how long you've been CYY! We may even play your recording on the air. (If you're on the app, click here.)


Ladies and gentlemen, we proudly unveil some pretty cool merch to celebrate our 25th anniversary of being Portland's Alternative Rock Station. Since that moment in 1995 when we played "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana as our very first song, we've always been here at One City Center playing Alt Rock and nothing BUT Alt Rock. We've never changed formats, and because of that, we're proud to be one of the longest-running Alternative stations in the country. There's not many of us left! (unfortunately)

That's all just a big lead up to....we have new kick-ass I AM CYY 25 T-shirts, hoodies and stickas for you.


We got Men's and Women's styles for T's and Hoodies. Pretty damn reasonable too. The T's start at $20 and the hoodies at $40.



No matter how long you've been CYY, here's a great way to show the world that you have excellent taste in both radio stations and fashion. Break it in over the Fall and Winter so it can be your go-to concert wear next summer when we can start going to CYY shows together again! Thank YOU for being CYY






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