WYYD

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WYYD
WYYD-FM 2014.png
City of license Amherst, Virginia
Broadcast area Roanoke, Virginia
Lynchburg, Virginia
Bedford, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Branding "New Country 107-9 YYD"
Frequency 107.9 MHz
First air date January 16, 1981
Format Country
Power 19,000 Watts
HAAT 549 Meters
Class C1
Facility ID 74282
Transmitter coordinates 37°33′39.0″N 79°11′30.0″W / 37.560833°N 79.191667°W / 37.560833; -79.191667
Former callsigns WCNV (1981-1985)
WYYD (1985-Present)[1]
Affiliations MRN Radio
PRN Radio
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(Capstar TX Limited Partnership)
Sister stations WJJS, WJJX, WROV-FM, WROV-HD2, WSFF, WSNV, WSNZ
Webcast WYYD Webstream
Website WYYD Online

WYYD (107.9 FM) is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Amherst, Virginia, serving Roanoke, Lynchburg, Bedford, and Lexington. WYYD is owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications.[2]

History[edit]

Logo used for WYYD from September 3, 2010 to September 16, 2013.

Always a Country station, WYYD launched on January 16, 1981 with the callsign WCNV, branded as "FM 108 WCNV".

WCNV switched its callsign to WYYD at midnight on November 18, 1985 and launched the branding as "108 WYYD". At first, it used the slogan "Today's Best Country and Your All-Time Favorites", and then during the late 2000s, "Virginia's Best Country" was used. On September 3, 2010, WYYD changed to "Country 107-9 WYYD" along with the slogan "The Widest Variety of Country Music".[3] In late 2012, the branding changed to simply "Country 107-9". On the morning on September 16, 2013, WYYD changed the branding again to "New Country 107-9 YYD"[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "WYYD Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ http://www.vartv.com/archives10e.htm, Retrieved on 2010/10/1.
  4. ^ "Ch-ch-changed at WYYD". VARTV.com. September 16, 2013. 

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