DJ Pierre Robert Entertains Philadelphia Region at Bala Cynwyd-based WMMR for Decades

WMMR DJ Pierre Robert

Image via Rob Dickerson, Creative Commons, Flickr.

WMMR DJ Pierre Robert at David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket release party at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on October 3, 2011.

Greetings, good citizens! If you know WMMR, you know Pierre’s catchphrase, if you will.

Now a Gladwyne resident, Pierre Robert arrived in Philadelphia and started working at rock-and-roll station WMMR in Bala Cynwyd in 1981, writes Victor Fiorillo for the Philadelphia Magazine.

Four decades on, he is the most recognizable DJ in Philadelphia.

He moved to Gladwyne in 1992, when his business manager told him to buy a house.

“He said I needed to grow up and that I was getting killed in taxes,” recalled Robert. “So I started looking around and found this wild house that appealed to my bizarre sense of design, a kind of Frank Lloyd Wright 1950s modern house. And once I got settled, it was easy to stay here.”

And while he takes requests, there are some musicians and bands he refuses to play.

“I haven’t played Guns N’ Roses since 2002 when they stiffed the Philly crowd,” Pierre Robert said. “They didn’t show up for their show,” and “the crowd broke out in a riot.”

Even now after hitting the official government retirement age, he has no plans to retire.

“I just signed a deal earlier this year for three more years with a possible two-year extension after that,” he said.

Read more about Pierre Robert and his days as a DJ at WMMR in Philadelphia Magazine.

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