September 24th, 1996. One of the greatest nights for Rock and Roll the State of Maine has ever seen. A beautiful night. A full moon. A sold-out Augusta Civic Center. Pearl Jam in top form. And Dennis Rodman as the cherry on top. Wow.

As we celebrate Pearl Jam day on WCYY as part of CYY 25, we have to acknowledge the one and only time PJ ever came to Maine. The Dennis Rodman thing? Yeah, that's because of a close friendship between Eddie and Dennis. Rodman would continue to show up at Pearl Jam shows from time to time That evening, the NBA star took to the stage during "Alive," fed Eddie some wine, and let Eddie ride him around on piggyback. You know, just another typical Thursday night in Augusta.

Here's the audio from a killer version of Corduroy from that amazing night

 

 

And check out the setlist. This was the No Code Tour. 

Setlist.fm

 

More info on the Pearl Jam/Dennis Rodman connection. Awesome! Pearl Jam (and we assume Dennis Rodman) ARE CYY,

 

 

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.

WCYY

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