|City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Broadcast area||New Orleans metropolitan area|
|Branding||Radio Disney AM 1450|
|Slogan||Your Music, Your Way|
|First air date||1970s|
|Last air date||September 26, 2011
(License was cancelled on October 3, 2012)
|Affiliations||Radio Disney (2003-2011)|
|Owner||ABC, Inc. (Disney)
(Radio Disney Group, LLC)
WBYU (1450 AM) was a radio station licensed in New Orleans, Louisiana and served the New Orleans metropolitan area. The station was owned by The Walt Disney Company and featured programming from Radio Disney (2003-2011).
AM 1450 was originally WTIX with a Classical format until the 1950s, when it flipped to Top 40. By 1958, it moved to 690 and donated the 1450 signal to the city of New Orleans and became WNPS. In the 1970s, it returned to commercial status and became a Country outlet. By the late 1970s, it switched to Adult standards as WWIW (in 1988, they picked up the call letters of the former WBYU-FM to replace WWIW). By 2001, the Adult Standards format was not profitable, and it was replaced by a brokered health talk format until 2003, when the ABC, Inc. bought the station in 2002 and flipped it to Radio Disney. On September 26, 2011, WBYU went silent as ABC sought a buyer for the station. On September 27, 2012, ABC surrendered WBYU's license to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC cancelled the station's license and deleted the WBYU call sign from their database on October 3, 2012.
- "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 16, 2002. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- Scanlan, Lisa A. (December 5, 2011). "WBYU(AM), New Orleans, LA". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Artim, David N. (September 27, 2012). "Notification of Discontinued Operation - WBYU". ABC, Inc. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- FCC status page for WBYU
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