TWEC.COM and Online Radio Station, RadioWoodstock Offer Fans Entertainment Experience During Chats

Chat With Blondie And Sheryl Crow, Listen To Broadcasts And Request Songs

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (http://www.twec.com), the e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), today announced that during select chats, chat visitors can simultaneously listen to streaming audio on RadioWoodstock (http://www.radiowoodstock.com), one of Trans World’s strategic partners and content providers. During the chats, a link is posted to RadioWoodstock’s audio stream. Visitors to the chat can click on that link and listen to a radio show dedicated to music of the artist who is chatting with The Web’s Entertainment Center.

Artists who are scheduled to take part in these unique chats include Blondie on Monday December 6, 1999 at 9:00 p.m. EST and Sheryl Crow on Tuesday December 7, 1999 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Fans can direct requests for the songs they want to hear during the chat to RadioWoodstock. RadioWoodstock takes song requests from chatters for the duration of the chat.

“By combining the audio broadcasts through RadioWoodstock with the chats at TWEC.COM, we can provide a complete entertainment experience for the music enthusiast,” said Jim Litwak, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising, Trans World Entertainment. “Adding to our current offering of new releases, live broadcasts and digital downloads, these broadcasts will enable the user to further immerse themselves in their favorite artist.”

“RadioWoodstock is happy to have worked with TWEC.COM in order to develop this new and innovative approach to both webcasting and chat,” said Richard Fusco, Chief Creative Officer of RadioWoodstock. “The combination of chats and live audio streaming, while playing requests from people attending the chat, has enabled us to break new ground in multi-media webcasting.”

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is the leading music retailer in the United States, operating 980 retail stores in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as well as an e-commerce site, http://www.twec.com. Mall locations include Camelot Music, Record Town, The Wall and F.Y.E. Freestanding locations include Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music, Spec’s and Planet Music.

About The Web’s Entertainment Center (TWEC.COM)

TWEC.COM is the online hub for Trans World Entertainment’s retail stores. With worldwide distribution spanning 16 countries in addition to the United States, the site features all of the music CDs and cassettes, video games, DVD and VHS (PAL and NTSC) home videos that are available at its retail stores, and more. TWEC.COM is home to Trans World’s “On Stage” series, featuring live concerts, online chats, in-store artist appearance schedules, in-studio performances and entertainment media that is on-demand.

About RadioWoodstock (RadioWoodstock.com)

RadioWoodstock.com offers full time streaming audio from Utopia Studios in Woodstock, New York with live cyber-jocks and a wide range of music. Our experienced, award-winning programmers create RadioWoodstock’s distinctive sound and on-air ambiance aimed at teens through baby boomers. The Woodstock Mix is the foundation of the regularly scheduled programming of RadioWoodstock.com. The Woodstock Mix is an eclectic blend of music from the 1960’s to the new Album Adult Alternative (AAA) music of today’s emerging artists with Blues and World Beat.

Certain statements in this report set forth management’s intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future based on current facts and analyses. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated in such statements. Additional information on factors that may affect the business and financial results of the Company can be found in filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation

CONTACT: Jim Litwak, Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing of Trans World Entertainment Corp., 518-452-1248 ext. 7240; or Media Relations – Charlotte Ostor, or Investor Relations – Robert Ferris, , both of The MWW Group, 201-507-9500, for Trans World Entertainment Corp./