WYRD (AM)

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WYRD
City of license Greenville, South Carolina
Broadcast area Greenville, South Carolina
Branding ESPN Upstate
Frequency 1330 kHz
Translator(s) 105.9 W290BW (Greenville)
Repeaters 93.7-3 WFBC-HD3
First air date 1933
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 34389
Transmitter coordinates 34°51′18.00″N 82°25′24.00″W / 34.8550000°N 82.4233333°W / 34.8550000; -82.4233333
Callsign meaning "Word" (Y substitutes for the O, used in sister station WORD)
Former callsigns WFBC (1933–1997)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website espnupstate.com
See also: WORD

WYRD, known on-air as "ESPN Upstate", is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, SC, and broadcasts at 1330 kHz with an ERP of 5 kW unlimited non-directional daytime and 3-way directional at night. The programming on WORD is simulultaneously broadcast on 950 AM Spartanburg and W246BU-FM 97.1 MHz, Spartanburg.

Until their change in format from talk to sports on February 24, 2014,[1] News Radio WORD carried Russ and Lisa, Mike Gallagher, Coast to Coast AM, Rush Limbaugh, Kim Komando, Lars Larson, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity and Bob McLain.

History[edit]

This radio station was once called WFBC with a top-40 format. The call letters continue to be used by WFBC-FM. WYRD and WORD added 106.3 (now WYRD-FM) as an FM simulcast in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside Radio". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 

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