WYLS

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WYLS
WYLS-AM logo.png
City of license York, Alabama
Broadcast area Livingston, Alabama
Branding Gospel 670
Slogan "Gospel All Day, Every Day"
Frequency 670 AM (kHz)
First air date November 1970
Format Black Gospel
Power 4800 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 24819
Transmitter coordinates 32°31′24″N 88°15′28″W / 32.52333°N 88.25778°W / 32.52333; -88.25778
Callsign meaning York/Livingston/Sumter
Owner Sarah P. Grant

WYLS (670 AM, "Gospel 670") is a radio station licensed to serve York, Alabama, USA. The station, founded in 1970, is owned by Sarah P. Grant. WYLS is a Class D station broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 670 kHz.

WYLS broadcasts a Black Gospel music format.[1][2]

History[edit]

This station began licensed operation on 1350 kHz with 5,000 watts of power in November 1970.[3] Owned by William P. Grant d/b/a Grantell Broadcasting Company, the new station was assigned the WYLS call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[4]

WYLS made national headlines when the Associated Press reported that the station's soft drink machine still dispensed bottles of soda for just a nickel.[5] The article made humorous reference to the commodity price ceilings and wage controls in the United States imposed by President Richard Nixon from 1971 to late 1973.

In July 1987, the station applied for a construction permit that would allow a change in broadcast frequency to 670 kHz.[6] The permit was granted on October 20, 1987,[6] and the station began licensed operation on the new frequency on January 28, 1988.[7]

In 2003, William P. Grant died and, per the terms of his will, control of the station and the broadcast license passed to his wife, current owner Sarah P. Grant.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Alabama AM History Profile: WYLS". Alabama Broadcast Media Page. 
  3. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". Broadcasting Yearbook 1972. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-9. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  5. ^ "Radio station at york still offers nickel pop". The Anniston Star. August 30, 1973. p. 5B. "Radio station WYLS has had no price ceiling trouble over its soft drink machine. "It's probably the only nickel machine in the Southeast," news director Charlie Ezell said today." 
  6. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BP-19870202AB)". FCC Media Bureau. October 20, 1987. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-19871214AC)". FCC Media Bureau. January 28, 1988. 
  8. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License (BAL - 20031008ACU)". FCC Media Bureau. October 8, 2003. 

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