WBYE

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WBYE
WBYE-AM logo.png
City Calera, Alabama
Broadcast area Birmingham, Alabama
Frequency 1370 kHz
First air date January 12, 1958
Last air date April 6, 2012
Format Defunct
Power 1,000 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 71243
Transmitter coordinates 33°5′26.00″N 86°46′37.00″W / 33.0905556°N 86.7769444°W / 33.0905556; -86.7769444
Owner Progressive United Communications, Inc.

WBYE (1370 AM) was an American radio station formerly licensed to the community of Calera, Alabama, and serving the greater Birmingham, Alabama, area. The station was owned by Progressive United Communications, Inc. It aired a Gospel music format.[1] The station was assigned the WBYE call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2]

History[edit]

In June 1983, Shelby County Advertising Corporation reached an agreement to sell WBYE to B.M. Murchison. The deal was approved by the FCC on August 18, 1983, and the transaction was consummated on December 12, 1983.[3]

In January 1986, B.M, Murchison reached an agreement to sell WBYE to Thomas Ellsworth Leighton. The deal was approved by the FCC on February 24, 1986, and the transaction was consummated on March 20, 1986.[4]

In March 1989, Laura Lou Roberts Leighton, executrix of the estate of Thomas Ellsworth Leighton, reached an agreement to sell this radio station to WBYE Broadcasting Company, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 2, 1989, and the transaction was consummated on April 10, 1989.[5]

In November 1999, WBYE Broadcasting Company, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WBYE to Progressive United Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on February 4, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on April 28, 2000.[6]

On April 6, 2012, the station's license was cancelled and its callsign deleted from the FCC's database.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19830627ED)". FCC Media Bureau. 1983-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19860113EX)". FCC Media Bureau. 1986-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19890217EC)". FCC Media Bureau. 1989-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19991029ABT)". FCC Media Bureau. 2000-04-28. 
  7. ^ "Broadcast Actions" (PDF). FCC Media Bureau. 2012-04-11. 

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