WBYG

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WBYG
WBYG-AM 2015.PNG
City Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Broadcast area Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Mason County, West Virginia
Gallia County, Ohio
Branding "Big Country 99.5"
Slogan "Today's Best Country"
Frequency 99.5 MHz
First air date 1995
Format Country
ERP 4,700 Watts
HAAT 100 Meters
Class A
Facility ID 5283
Transmitter coordinates 38°50′49.0″N 82°7′50.0″W / 38.846944°N 82.130556°W / 38.846944; -82.130556
Callsign meaning play on the word "big"
Owner Baker Family Stations
(Big River Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations WTHQ, WCEF
Website WBYG Online

WBYG is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, serving Point Pleasant, Mason County in West Virginia and Gallia County in Ohio. WBYG is owned and operated by Baker Family Stations.

The call letters were formerly held by an AM radio station at 1450 kHz in Savannah, GA (now silent).

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WBYG was also 99.9 FM based in Kankakee Illinois owned by Howard S. Dybedock who made the station much bigger when he built a new Transmission tower in 1977 near Crete, Illinois and increased power to 50,000 watts to reach the Chicago Market. At that time it was a top 40/pop station with Greg Shelby, Allan Kaye, Bill Taylor and others.