It's Green Day Day for CYY 25! The band did visit the station one time, back in 1998. We came up with the idea of the Green Day Game Show. We would pit the band against listeners in a kooky game show format. Sounds fun, right? Well, we were about 5 minutes into the game when a Cheese Doodle war started and it was every man, woman, and child for themselves. People turned over chairs, hid under desks. Tre Cool surveyed his prey for Cheese Doodle domination on our table. If you are ever in that part of the station, you can still smell the cheesy goodness to this day.

Tre Cool walks on our conference room table


It was the Nimrod tour. Reprise Records Rep at the timeand good friend of CYY, Andrew Govatsos, was there and he had brought a stack of Nimrod stickers with him. The band took most of them and slapped them on the walls all through the station and the building here at One City Center. The bank downstairs was not amused.

Green Day visit CYY




Green Day visit CYY
Green Day visit CYY


That night the band played at the Central Maine Civic Center - 5/12/98

Green Day setlist for 5/12/98


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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