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WBYS 1560-93.7 logo.png
City Canton, Illinois
Broadcast area Fulton, Tazewell, Mason Counties in Central Illinois
Slogan The Voice of Fulton County
Frequency 1560 kHz
First air date October 5, 1947
Format News/Talk
Power 250 watts day
18 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 22898
Transmitter coordinates 40°32′40.1″N 90°01′15.4″W / 40.544472°N 90.020944°W / 40.544472; -90.020944 (NAD83)
Affiliations ABC Radio News
Owner Prairie Radio Communications
Sister stations WCDD
Website www.1560wbys.com

WBYS (1560 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed for Canton, Illinois.

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.[1]


  1. ^ "3,500 Attend Opening Of WBYS Canton, Ill" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 13, 1947. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 

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