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WBBD FoxSportsAM1400 logo.png
CityWheeling, West Virginia
Broadcast areaWheeling, West Virginia
St. Clairsville, Ohio
BrandingFox Sports AM 1400
SloganSportstalk 24/7
Frequency1400 kHz
First air date1941
Power1,000 watts day and night
Facility ID73192
Transmitter coordinates40°5′49.0″N 80°42′6.0″W / 40.096944°N 80.701667°W / 40.096944; -80.701667
Callsign meaningW Big BanD
former format
Former callsignsWKWK
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsWEGW, WKWK-FM, WOVK, WVKF, WWVA
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWBBD Online

WBBD is an all-Sports formatted broadcast radio station, licensed to Wheeling, West Virginia, serving Wheeling in West Virginia and St. Clairsville in Ohio. WBBD is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, Inc..

WBBD was an affiliate of the 24/7 Comedy Network from October 2012 until June 2014, when the station adopted its current Sports format. The Comedy format had been a failure in the local ratings, registering a zero share 12+ in the Fall 2013 Nielsen Media report.[1] Prior to October 2012, the station had featured oldies and adult standards formats.

former logo

Taking over for WWVA[edit]

On August 4, 2010, severe thunderstorms, that's been classified as a "down burst" by the National Weather Service,[2] pushed through the Wheeling area knocking the 3–tower array, located in nearby St. Clairsville, Ohio, and used by sister station WWVA, to the ground. The station was knocked completely off the air and took its programming to WBBD on August 5. WBBD will temporarily carry WWVA's News/Talk/Sports programming lineup.[2][3][4] On August 5, 2010 at 10:30 p.m. transmissions were restored and WWVA was broadcasting on 1170 AM on temporary power.[5] At that time, WBBD resumed their normal programming.


  1. ^ "Fox Sports Debuts in Wheeling," RadioInsight.com, 2 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "WWVA Radio Towers Destroyed by High Winds". WTRF-TV. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  3. ^ "WWVA Towers Knocked Down". WWVA. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  4. ^ "Storms Cause Serious Damage, More On The Way". WTOV9. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  5. ^ "Update: Back on the air". WWVA. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-05.

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