WYTE

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WYTE
WYTE logo
City of license Marshfield, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Wausau-Stevens Point area
Branding Y106.5
Slogan Today's Best Country
Frequency 106.5 MHz
Format Country music
Audience share 10.0 (Sp'06, R&R[1])
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 244 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 24444
Transmitter coordinates 44°38′39.00″N 89°51′12.00″W / 44.6441667°N 89.8533333°W / 44.6441667; -89.8533333
Callsign meaning Derived from Whiting, the city of license for the station's former home at 96.7 FM
Former callsigns WDLB-FM (1965-1979)
WLJY (1979-2006)
Owner NRG Media
(Nrg License Sub, LLC)
Sister stations WHTQ, WYTE, WBCV, WGLX
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.y1065.com
Studios

WYTE (106.5 FM, Y106.5) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Marshfield, Wisconsin, US, the station serves the Wausau-Stevens Point area. The station is currently owned by NRG Media, LLC.[2]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WDLB-FM on 1965-08-03. On 1979-10-22, the station changed its call sign to WLJY, and on 2006-08-01 to the current WYTE.[3]

On-air personalities currently hosting programs on Y106.5 include Pat & AJ and Whitney Allen. Previous on-air personalities have included Eric Westphal, Brad Austin, Ed Paulson, Ritch Cassidy, Kelli Martin, Mark Skibba, Ken Steckbauer, Lou Stewart, John Jost, and many others.

In 2012 WYTE discontinued their long running "Polkafest" Sunday morning programming. From 6am-10am the station played nothing but polka music from various genres including old time, slovak, german, polish and several others.

25th Birthday[edit]

In November 2010, Y106.5 celebrated its 25th Birthday in Central Wisconsin. National recording artist Jerrod Niemann performed as part of the ceremonies which included the giving away of a 1985 Chevy pick-up truck to a lucky listener. WYTE first signed on as a country station in the fall of 1985 on the old 96.7 frequency. WLJY and WYTE flipped frequencies in August 2006 with WLJY now residing on 96.7. WLJY applied for call letter changes in early 2012 and is now known as WHTQ / "Hot 96-7".

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