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|Broadcast area||Fulton, Tazewell, Mason Counties in Central Illinois|
|Slogan||The Voice of Fulton County|
|First air date||October 5, 1947|
|Power||250 watts day
18 watts night
|Affiliations||ABC Radio News|
|Owner||Prairie Radio Communications|
In September 2013, an 250-watt low-power FM translator (W282AO) was leased and added as a simulcast of WBYS on the FM dial at 93.7 FM.
The station broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball. WBYS also carries the Chicago Bulls, University of Illinois football and basketball, and high school football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball.
WBYS began broadcasting October 5, 1947, on 1560 kHz with 250 W power (daytime only). It was owned by Fulton County Broadcasting Company. Broadcasting magazine reported that more than 3,500 people attended an open house in the station's new building.
- "3,500 Attend Opening Of WBYS Canton, Ill." (PDF). Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WBYS
- Radio-Locator Information on WBYS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WBYS
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