WXYB

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For the station in Zeeland, Michigan that previously used the WXYB calls, see WGNB.
WXYB
City of license Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Broadcast area Pinellas County, Florida
Frequency 1520 kHz
Format Spanish/Ethnic/Brokered
Power 600 watts day
Class D
Facility ID 2918
Transmitter coordinates 27°50′45.00″N 82°46′21.00″W / 27.8458333°N 82.7725000°W / 27.8458333; -82.7725000
Former callsigns WGNB
Owner Angelatos Broadcasting
(Asa Broadcasting, Inc.)
Sister stations WPSO

WXYB (1520 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish/ethnic format. Licensed to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US, the station is currently owned by Angelatos Broadcasting.

The station also sells brokered time to other advertisers and groups.

Because it shares the same frequency as "clear channel" radio stations WWKB in Buffalo, New York and KOKC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this station operates during the daytime hours only. On May 15, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission fined WXYB with $4,000 for operating during the nighttime hours. Further inspections find that while the station signed off, equipment failure has prevented WXYB from shutting down completely. It has since then been fixed and the FCC also reduced the fines to $3,000 based on its history of compliance with the rules.[1]

Tower collapse and subsequent move[edit]

WXYB transmits from a tower located on Cheyenne Drive near 78th Avenue North in Seminole. WXYB had been transmitting from tower #1 used by WHBO. However in 2006, the tower fell when the guy wires were clipped by construction equipment at a housing development that was built around the antennas.[2] WXYB was forced to operate from the third tower of the former WFSO (now WTBN) array, under FCC Special Temporary Authority ("STA").[3] This tower was not used by WHBO, while the other two in the array were.

In August, 2010, WXYB applied to use the "STA" tower as its permanent home, with a new nighttime authorization of 20 watts. The FCC granted the construction permit on October 14, 2011.[4][5]

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